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  1. <Field Report On N.Korea> Delayed Restoration of Flood Due to Cement Shortage (3 Photos)

    North Korean state media such as Rodong Shinmun report everyday that the restoration work for the flood damage at North Hamkyung Province in August is continuing smoothly. However, a reporting partner of ASIAPRESS who lives in the region of flood damage said that the restoration stalls in due to the lack of material for work…

  2. <Interview with N.Korean> Nuclear Test shattered Windows & People Forced to pay for Flood Damage

    From the early this year, North Korea has continued missile launching and nuclear test, which accelerates strains in the region. Internally they are holding congregations and rally to celebrate…

  3. <Inside N.Korea>Enormous Flood Damage at Tumen River Basin, Outcry over No Relief Efforts by Government

    A huge flood deprived a lot of lives at Namyang Laborer District of Onsung County in North Korea. But the authorities’ futile effort to cope with the disaster provoked outcry from the people, reported couple of reporting partners at the region…

  4. <Inside N.Korea> Hunt for defectors resumed

    It is said that the State Security Department recently resumed investigation into families with missing persons…

  5. <Interview with N.Korean People> Defection of Thae Yong-ho, the minister at NK mission in London, is “natural”

    ASIA PRESS, amid of flow of news from South Korean media, covering the defection of Thae Yong-ho, minister of North’s mission at London, asked opinions from reporting partners in North Korea. The news was sent to them via e-mail in advance. A telephone interview was made with a middle aged female reporter in Northern area of North Korea on August 19…

  6. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Starving People’s Army: Mother Concerns Conscripted Son

  7. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Soldier’s Hard Life 5. Poorly Nourished Young Soldiers: Soldiers’ hunger started from 80’s. (4 Photos)

  8. <Photo Report on N.Korea> N.Korean People’s Army Facing State of Starvation

  9. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Latest Textbooks for N.Korean Middle & High School Students; Idolization of Kim Jong-un in all subjects

  10. <Inside N.Korea> Enforced Mobilization of Unemployed and No-Show Employees to Farm

  11. Women from rural areas cart wood harvested in the mountains to cities. April 2005 (ASIA PRESS)

    <Inside N.Korea> Kim Jong-un Orders North Koreans Make Mountains Evergreen. -Declares 10-Year War Against Slash-and-Burn Farming

  12. Meeting for political study by Worker’s Party at a local town. It was for demanding loyalty to kim Jong-un. Taken in the summer of 2013 by ASIAPRESS

    <Inside N.Korea> DPRK high-ranking state officials ordered to attend seminar against escaping the country: frequent escapes concern Kim regime

  13. Women, selling rice from China, are eating noodles. Japanese brand “Akita Komachi” is found on a packing paper. Taken at a northern border town on October 2013. (ASIA PRESS)

    <Inside N.Korea> Is Economic Sanction Really Effective? Searching Effect from Retail Price Index

  14. A meeting for political study by the Party at a local town. It was about requiring loyalty to Kim Jong-un. Taken in summer of 2013, ASIAPRESS

    <Inside N.Korea> Government Evaluation of 70 Day-Battle Leads to Nervous Officials – Punishment of Poor Achievement and Secret Drinking,

  15. Soldiers are deployed for vigilance, which is familiar sight in North Korea. Taken by Kim Dong-cheol at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province on June 2010. (ASIA PRESS)

    <Inside N.Korea>Strict Separation of Attendees for Worker`s Party Congress  Cell phone prohibited to keep itinerary confidential

  16. A queue at grocery store. People in need queue when there is a special supply of ration. Taken by Shin Eui-cheon at North Hwanghae Province on September 2009. (ASIA PRESS)

    Special Gifts For the Worker`s Party Congress “Not enough.”: Only Toothpaste Set & Liquor

  17. Delinquent Juveniles Mobilized For Forced Labor

  18. North Korean staff singing during a show. They live together in a nearby apartment. Taken by ASIA PRESS in Yanji City, Jilin Province, China on July 2013.

    Kim Jong-un’s Furious Response to the Defection of 13 Restaurant staff

  19. (Inside picture) Veterans of Korean War are taking pictures in front of the portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Taken by team Mindulle in August 2013 (ASIA PRESS)

    Elderly party members excluded from DPRK Party Conference… Increased surveillance of the population

  20. Labor camp detainees packed in a truck are heading for the work site in the early morning. Taken by Shim Ui-cheon at east Haeju city of South Hwanghae province in September 2008 (ASIAPRESS)

    Rising discontent as control reinforced to prepare the 7th Workers Party Conference in May… Forced labor to the runaways from their work places and coerced savings to banks…

  21. Women are gleaning coals dropped off from a train. South Pyongan province on March 2013 ASIAPRESS

    Price is rising up due to a cornering sign of sanctions (ISHIMARU JIRO)

  22. People who were mobilized for river improvement are gleaning stones. Taken by ASIA PRESS at a local city of northern area on June 2013

    <Photo Report> People are exploited in mobilized labor (2) Recorded women’s complaining voices; “This is all free labor,” “Everything is taken by the high ranks”

  23. Some better-off people perform their tasks by hiring someone for the mobilized labor on behalf of them. It seems that the man in the picture was hired for replacing blocks of sidewalk. Seosung District in Pyongyang on August 2011. Taken by Koo Gwang-ho/ ASIAPRESS

    <Photo Report> People are exploited in mobilized for forced labor (1) Urban view

  24. The rice shown in the above picture is imported from China. When asked about the cost, the vendors reply in Chinese currency. (Taken by Asia Press on October 2013)

    N.Korean People lament, “We’ll be done if Chinese enforce the sanctions”

  25. Mobilized women to glean composts in Mid North Korea (Taken by Kim Dong-cheol/ mid January2015/ASIAPRESS)

    -30C, Bitter Coldness! How do the ordinary people in N.Korea survive the bitter cold? Enforced composts gleaning! Fire wood and coal saving emphasized!

  26. Complaints from the people are getting bigger as the supply of power and running water are worsening. A woman is going back home with buckets of water from the village pump in the midlands of North Korea on January 2015. (Taken by Mindulle, Asia Press)

    Voice of the ordinary N.Koreans: “Nuke test only brings hardship to people,” “No better life in Kim Jong-un’s era”

  27. The photo compellingly illustrates that Chang Song-taek and Kim Jong-un are equal. It seems that everyone in the theatre, including Kim Kyung-hee (Chang’s wife) and Choe Ryong-hae (one of top power men) is giving a big hand to Kim and Chang. (Quoted from the article of Rodong Shinmun reporting band concert for the celebration of Kim Il-sung’s birthday on April 15, 2013)

    Jang Song-thaek enraged Kim Jong-un: Reason of Purge found on Photos (part2) Jang Song-thaek was executed for the violation of the sole leadership system

  28. Chang Sung-taek is standing in a dignified manner beside Kim Jong-un who is visiting the training field of the mounted company under the direct control of the 534 troops. A number of videos or photos of the day showed that Kim Jong-un and Chang Sung-taek rode horses along with Chang’s wife Kim Kyung-hee or Kim’s sister Kim Yeo-jung. Chang could be viewed as a major figure in the sacred royal family through the footage showing “a day of horse riding by the royal family.” (Quoted from November 19, 2012 of Chosun Choongang Press)

    Jang Song-thaek’s Ambition Reflected on Photos (part1)

  29. Interview with a N.Korean “Nobody is Interested in the Nuke Test”, “Proud of Intimidation!”

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  1. <Interview With a N.Korean Woman> Nobody Trust Government! (3 Photos)
  2. <Inside North Korea> Serious Damage To Homes Caused By Nuclear Test: Houses Damaged and Buildings Collapse
  3. <Latest Report on N.Korea>People Trapped Behind Barbed Wire (4 Photos)
  4. <Latest Report on N.Korea>Another year of emaciated soldiers in N.Korea; Young Soldiers suffering with Malnutrition (Four Photos)
  5. <Inside N.Korea> Farmers on collective farms starving to death
  6. [Video Report] North Koreans Forced To Provide Labor
  7. <Inside N.Korea> Installation of Electric Fence at Border Makes Defection and Smuggling Impossible
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