About Rimjin-gan

  1. North Korean reporter, Kim Dong-cheol

    Rimjin-gang – Periodic Report(2011-Feb-09)

    Reports from the common market in Pyongsong, South Pyongan province reveal that it is hard for merchants to set prices. …

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     Table of Contents Preface: To the Readers of the…

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    The Safety of Reporters
    We are often asked, “Isn’t this dangerous for the reporters?” When thinking about the situation in North Korea today, the only answer we can give is, “Of cou

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    The Making of Rimjin-gang <02>

    1. Information that reporters for Rimjin-gang obtained inside North Korea. This category includes videos and voice recordings taken inside North Korea

  5. The newly installed wire fence, running parallel to the Tuman-gang (Tumen River). (Hunchun, China, end of July, 2013) ASIAPRESS

    ● The Making of Rimjin-gang

    <01> In producing the first-ever independent publication in the world reported directly by people of North Korea, our editing team has put a lot of thought into how to express to the world the lives and the thoughts of average North Korean citizens, along with the reality of their hardships.

  6. ● Profiles of Our North Korean Reporters

  7. ● About Our Team – ASIAPRESS and Rimjin-gang

  8. ● Media Reviews


Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS N.Korea Market Survey Reveals Basic Food Price Hike PHOTO1 N.Korea IT Report – PART1: Kids Master Emoticons and Movies with Mobile phones A bottle of domestic "penicillin", made at the Suncheon medical factory. ASIAPRESS Embezzled UN Aid Circulates in N.Korean Underground – End to Free Healthcare, Illegal Abortions Widespread A political assembly held by a KWP regional branch that took place a half year before the purge of Jang Song-thaek. The ranking officials discussed and addressed the people's allegiance and dedications to Kim Jong-un. (Summer/2013/ASIAPRESS) Possible Firing Squad Executions Punish Violators of “Kim Jong-un’s Instructions” This picture is taken from raw video footage captured in Sosong District, Pyongyang in the summer of 2006. Female students are assembled near the Three Revolution Exhibition museum to practice for a military parade in honor of Kim Jong-il's birthday. Each student is wearing a white shoulder-cloth inscribed with a consecutive number. (Lee Jun / Pyongyang / August 2006) ASIAPRESS The Truth Behind N.Korea’s Military Parades A high-rise building to be more than 20 storeys high, currently under construction. The location and size of the windows are inconsistent, and distorted. (Aug/2011/Taken by Gu Gwang-ho) 〈Photo Report- 6 (a)〉 The Government’s Command is for a “Strong and Prosperous Nation” — but Workers Tired Out at Pyongyang Construction Sites to Build 100,000 Apartments

New Report

  1. [Video Report] Chinese products and currency are playing a vital role in North Korean market 20160204_economy-china_003[1]
  2. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART2) Toddler worn out on a street while regime shows off luxury orphanages A boy–apparently, below ten years old–worn out at a market.  He may be extremely hungry or exhausted.  November 2012, in a suburb of Hyesan City, Ryanggang Province.  Taken by an AISAPRESS reporting partner in Ryanggang Province (ASIAPRESS)
  3. <Inside N. Korea>Market Price Since Imposition of New Economic Sanction 201309NK_pyeongseong-cheong-1
  4. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART1) A girl and a boy–probably siblings–sleeping on a street A boy roaming around a city with a big cloth bag. The photographer said that, “He may have escaped from a detention center for orphans since his hair is entirely shaved off.”  September 2013, in Pyongsong City, South Pyongan Province.  Taken by ASIAPRESS.
  5. [Video Report] What do the ordinary people eat in North Korea? There are many types of food sold at hawker stalls. (Hawker stalls are individually owned food stalls) settei_edius_001
  6. <New Year’s Report from N.Korea> Kim Jong-un’s Reputation Continues to Fall: Citizens Critical of His “New Year Address.” Women mobilized for “struggle to collect compost” at the very beginning of the year.  Taken by ASIAPRESS.
  7. <Inside N. Korea> Bank Card and ATM Appear in Local Cities. Split Responses; “Convenient” and “Still Can’t Trust the Government.” “Narae” debit card issued by the Foreign Trade Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  It is used for foreign exchange settlements.  Taken by a Chinese tourist in March 2015