Politics

  1. [Video Report] Kim Jong-nam assassinated. What do N.Koreans think about it?

    Kim Jong-nam was assassinated in February 2017 in Malaysia. Most of average North Koreans don’t know the existence of …

  2. <Inside N.Korea> Interview with Two N.Koreans: Shock and Horror on Assassination of Kim Jong-nam

    The news that Kim Jong-nam, a half brother of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un was assassinated in Malaysia on 13th of this month doesn’t seem to have yet spread in North Korea…

  3. <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…

  4. <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…

  5. 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

    It is revealed that the State Security Department, the secret police of North Korea, held seminar for the high officials privately, warning them of escaping North Korea. The reporting partner of Asia Press reported the details of the seminar…

  6. 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

  7. <Inside N.Korea> Period of Vigilance for Worker`s Party Congress Suddenly Extended

  8. Delinquent Juveniles Mobilized For Forced Labor

  9. 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

  10. (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

  11. 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…

  12. <Inside Report> Bad Reputation for Kim Jong-un’s wife, Ri Sol-ju, is spreading with an image of “Chick” who loves extravagance and splendor.

  13. 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!

  14. 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”

  15. 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

  16. 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)

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

  18. Mobilized people in the northern region of North Korea for river maintenance. Complaining voices of worsening living condition are getting louder from the local cities. Taken on June 2013 by Asia Press

    <Interview with a N.Korean> How do the N.Korea people think about four years of Kim Jong-un’s ruling? Acid evaluation calling him “a kid”

  19. Stopped trackless trolley. Slogan, "I love my mother country the most!" on the trolley. (Pyongsong city, South Pyongan Province: September 2013. Taken by our Team "Mindeulle") ASIAPRESS

    <Interview with N.Koreans> “Is it any better in Kim Jong-un Era? Not at all! Preferential treatment is given to the Party officials by sacrificing the needs of the residents in the regions outside of Pyongyang!”

  20. Mass protest at a Collective Farm in N.Korea – Stones Thrown by Farmers at Officials

  21. “All-Clear Given Following ”South Apology’ ” – N.Korean State Announces

  22. N.Korea IT Report – PART2: Diffusion of South Korean Content Through Mobile phones

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    N.Korea IT Report – PART1: Kids Master Emoticons and Movies with Mobile phones

  24. A woman returns home after fetching water from the village's public well. 2015, January. North Korean central region. (Team Mindeulle ASIAPRESS)

    [PHOTO REPORT] Winter, people strive to overcome the water crisis by drinking river water

  25. Female Workers Stage a Walkout En Masse

  26. A group of women mobilized for compost collection on a bitterly cold winter's day. (Taken by Kim Dong-cheol, in the middle region of North Korea. Mid-January. 2015) ASIAPRESS

    Annual Compost Collection Mobilization Frustrates Population

  27. (REFERENCE PHOTO) Chinese residents in Pyongyang are concentrated in the Taesong District. This photo is taken at the entrance of the Ragwon Subway station in the Taesong District. (Taken by Gu Gwang-ho, Jun. 2011) ASIAPRESS

    Interview with a Trader from Pyongyang (PART2)

  28. People queue in front of the state-run shop for special rations on the occasion of a national holiday. (Taken by Sim Ui-chu. South Hwanghae Province. September 2008)ASIAPRESS

    Interview with a Trader from Pyongyang (PART1)

  29. (REFERENCE PHOTO) A wire fence all along the Amrok-gang (Yalu River), a border river between North Korea and China. The Chinese authorities have installed the fence to prevent defections and drug smuggling from North Korea. (March/2014-China)ASIAPRESS

    N.Korean Drug Trade Spreads to Ordinary Citizens (PART2)

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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 〈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

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  1. <Inside N.Korea> Installation of Electric Fence at Border Makes Defection and Smuggling Impossible
  2. <Photo Report on N.Korea> China Controls North Korean Economy (1) Hard To Survive If China Places Sanctions on DPRK
  3. [Video Report] ‘Doegurikun’ the urban poor who delivers grains from farms to market
  4. [Video Report] Why Do N.Korean Women Care About Looks? “I want to get attention from the guys.”
  5. <Inside N.Korea> Russian Oil at Market in N.Korea
  6. [Video Report] Kim Jong-nam assassinated. What do N.Koreans think about it?
  7. <Inside N.Korea> Defense Drill For Cruise Missile Attack: Soldiers Suffer From Malnutrition, Tuberculosis and Chaos
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