Analysis of North Korean Media ISHIMARU Jiro, editor of Rimjin-gang, Paek Chang-ryong, reporter The official media in North Korea such as Rodong Shinmun, Chosun Choongang TV, and Chosun Choongang Press reports and broadcasts Kim Jong-il...
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We talked on January 7th at midnight by telephone to a North Korean man who cooperates with us on news items from the north. He lives around 100km from Poonggye-ri in North Hamkyung Province...
＜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”
-How do the people outside of Pyongyang evaluate Kim Jong-un’s rule since the sudden death of his father, Kim Jong-il four years ago? A call conversation was made with a reporting partner in North Korea....
Presumed North Korean fishing boats are found wrecked along the Japanese seashore. Our investigation reveals that the shipwrecks are frequently happening as the inexperienced soldiers have been forced to work in the fishing boats. The reporting partner in North Korea told us on December
＜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!”
2015/December/13 Edit by KANG Ji-won, defector reporter, Rimjin-gang <This article first appeared in the Korean and Japanese edition of Rimjin-gang on October 2015> The North Korean media are day by day propagating the achievements...
2015/December/11 Edit by PAEK Chang-ryong, defector reporter, Rimjin-gang<This article first appeared in the Korean and Japanese edition of Rimjin-gang on September 2015> Musan mine located in North Hamkyung Province is the largest mine in...
[2015/Dec/08] It is reported on December 2, 2015 by a reporting partner in North Korea that farmers are causing unrest because they are not receiving their share of the crop….
[2015/Nov/18] Market price research is a useful means for North Korea watchers to index the living conditions of the ordinary people inside the country. This has become even more important since the state ration system was….
The Power Supply Deteriorating In N.Korea – Prioritized Coal Export Possibly Decreased The Power Station Operating Rate
[2015/Nov/11] It is not something new to hear that North Korea has been always suffering from chronic electric power shortages. However, since last November, the power condition has been getting steadily worse nation wide….
[2015/Oct/04] It goes without saying that the North Korean national railway is run by the state. However, it has been one of the few enterprises that has continued to operate under the DPRK’s socialist leadership. Most of ….
[2015/Sep/22] The North Korean military is supported by paramilitary “Civil Defense”. These consist of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards, the Instruction Corps and the Young Red Guards. Collectively, they are estimated to comprise of 3.5 million personnel….
[2015/Sep/10] Military tensions between the two Koreas are once again easing since August 25, when the North officially expressed regret over the explosion of a mine in the Demilitarized Zone. In an interesting twist, however, the North Korean government is claiming it was South Korea that issued the apology….
[2015/Jul/20] In urban areas of North Korea, it has become common to see people using mobile phones. These devices are used not only as simple communication devices but also as multi-media players….
Embezzled UN Aid Circulates in N.Korean Underground – End to Free Healthcare, Illegal Abortions Widespread
[2015/Jun/15] The “Free healthcare system ” is ostensibly one of the founding tenants of the North Korean state system. However, in reality, free healthcare long ago disappeared due largely to economic hardships and now exists only in the state propaganda slogans….
[2015/Jun/08] During the winter, North Koreans are faced with the challenge of how to find water for their domestic use. This is the biggest concern for North Korean citizens who refer to this problem as the ‘Water hardship’….
[2015/May/28] At a garment factory in Saebyol-County, North Hamkyung Province in the northern part of North Korea, there has been an incident where female workers refused to come to work en masse….