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North Korea Strengthened Punishment for Defectors 
Date : January 3, 2013
According to Yonhap News on the 2nd, the North Korean regime revised the criminal code for punishing defectors by adding fines in 2009. The information reported by Yonha…
North Korea, Money Trumps Songbun 
Date : January 2, 2013
Associated Press have reported the news that North Korea's hierarchical origin system, 'Songbun,' seems to be changing because of wealth gained through trade.North Ko…
Tightening of Border Security Decreases Defections 
Date : January 2, 2013
The latest figures for the number of defectors defecting to the South in the past year have shown a rapid decrease in comparison to the previous year, the Unificatio…
A Secret Religious Service in North Korea 
Date : January 2, 2013
Yesterday, TV Chosun broadcasted a video which shows a secret religious service in North Korea. The 65-minute video was recorded by a North Korea mission organizati…
Korean Wave in North Korea 
Date : January 2, 2013
The Chosun Ilbo and TV Chosun have recently obtained a video which shows how the Korean Wave is being smuggled in to North Korea. According to the video, a defector brok…
Stateless North Korean Children Bill Passed 
Date : January 2, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at protecting the welfare of ‘stateless’ North Korean children, Yonhap News has reported. The bill, the…
Farmers Replace Prisoners at Camp No. 22 
Date : December 28, 2012
The change in use of Camp No. 22 in Hoiryeong City in North Hamkyung Province is almost complete according to a Daily NK source. The land contained in the Camp has seemin…
North Korea Increasingly Dependent on China 
Date : December 27, 2012
A Statistics Korea report released on Thursday has shown that North Korea is increasingly dependent on China for trade. 70% of the total foreign imports and exports in No…
NK Praises Young Generation 
Date : December 27, 2012
According to Yonhap News, as North Korea recently launched a rocket successfully, the North Korean regime is attempting to foster citizen’s pride in the younger scientis…
South Korea's Analog Signals to Continue for North Korean Viewers 
Date : December 26, 2012
A South Korean government official said on Tuesday that analog broadcasting will continue so that North Koreans can continue to watch South Korean TV.The South is c…
Pastor Bailed after Accusations of Helping Defectors 
Date : December 21, 2012
An official in Seoul has confirmed the release of a South Korean pastor on bail in China, Yonhap News has reported. The pastor has been held for the past five months in a…
North Korean Citizens Watching the South Korean Presidential Elections 
Date : December 21, 2012
According to the Daily NK, North Korean citizens were able to watch the South Korean presidential elections through Chinese broadcasts. As a result of the broadcasts, the…
North Korea Ramps up Efforts to Jam Foreign Broadcasts 
Date : December 20, 2012
A source in Dandong has told Radio Free Asia that North Korea has increased their attempts to jam foreign radio broadcasts in the country since the beginning of the mon…
Korean-American Tour Operator Detained in North Korea 
Date : December 12, 2012
North Korea has been allegedly holding in detention a Korean-American male for over a month. The Korean-American is said to be a tour operator who was in charge of a grou…
Customs Houses Reopen 
Date : December 12, 2012
According to Daily NK sources, the regime has been forced into a u-turn on their attempts to clamp down on cross-border trade during the mourning period for Kim Jong Il. …
 
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