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  1. A young cadet tells Kim about food conditions of his troop in Kim's secret video interview. (March 2011, North Pyongan Province, by Kim Dong-cheol.) (C)ASIAPRESS

    The Testimony of a Starving Soldier: “Half of us are malnourished”

    [2011/Aug/21] In March, I visited an area in North Pyongan Province. I spoke to two young soldiers. Their lapel pins show they belong to a cadet troop.

  2. A homeless man aged 50 in a coal-mining town in North Pyongan Province. He lost both job and home a year ago. He earns a living by collecting pieces of coal on the streets and selling them. There is no one in my country who talks to homeless people. After I spoke with him in friendly manner, he started to cry. (Taken by Kim dong-cheol. February 2011, North Pyongan Province) (C) ASIAPRESS

    “Unemployment” Increases While The State Growls Socialism

    [2011/Aug/21] February, I visited a coal-mining town in North-Pyongan Province. It was a cloudy, bitter winter’s day. I met two men there. They were wandering in rags, looking for work. Both had lost their home and were living on the streets….

  3. Homeless Kotchebi girls hang around the market all day begging for food. (January. 2011. North Pyongan Province, by Kim Dong-cheol. (January. 2011. North Pyongan Province, by KimDong-cheol) (C)ASIAPRESS

    N.Korea Food Shortage: Not a matter of absolute shortage, a matter of distribution and access – 2

    [2011/Sep/20] Another woman had come across the border from Pyongyang. She told me in another interview how the food situation is getting more acute even in the country’s capital…

  4. N.Korea Food Shortage: Not a matter of absolute shortage, a matter of distribution and access -1

    [2011/Sep/10] North Korea’s economic status is at its worst since the mass starvation of the late 90’s. North Korea is now in the ‘Bori-koge’ period. Bori-koge is the season of food shortages which comes…

  5. Rimjin-gang - Periodic Survey - Latest Price List (2011/June 8 – 14)

    [2011/Jun/20] — Mobile phone crackdowns – Dysfunctional rationing system at state-run institutions – Inspection campaigns (2011/June)

  6. Hyperinflation and Worsening Food Supplies to The Troops

  7. A 23 year-old homeless woman found dead

  8. PHOTO by Kim Dong-cheol(2010/Jan)

    Official Decree – Redenomination – Currency Exchange

  9. The emaciated young soldier squatting here is collecting pieces of stolen corn from a cooperative farm. (September 2008, by Chang Jeong-gil)

    Chang Jeong-gil on Pyongyang’s Kangdong County

  10. Rimjin-gang – N.Korean reporter, LEE Jun Story – ASIAPRESS

  11. N.Korea : Starving 23 year-old Homeless Woman (Rimjin-gang/ASIAPRESS)


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. [Video Report] N.Korea Regulation Officer at Market
  2. <Inside North Korea> Alert for Drone! Ammunition Distributed to Shoot Down!
  3. Kim Jong-nam: Image of Nice Guy Created by Media
  4. <Inside North Korea> Interview with Two North Koreans: Shock and Horror on Assassination of Kim Jong-nam
  5. <Inside N. Korea> The Chinese-North Korean Border is under Strict Control
  6. [Video Report] North Korean Kids on the Battle of Life
  7. [Video Report] People under pressure for requisition of military provision (REFERENCE PHOTO) An old farming woman picks up the rumps from the ears of dried corn in a post-harvest field, to ease her family's food condition. (In a village near the city of Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province. September. 2008. Taken by Shim Ui-chun)  ASIAPRESS