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Rimjingang_archives_002L.gifRimjin-gang offers digital archives in English. 

The archives typically consist of documents published in pdf or similar formats free of charge. The aim of this project is to publish highly accurate reports and articles about North Korea with the help of North Koreans reporting from within the country and the Rimjin-gang editors. The reports are intended to be used effectively by experts and researchers and related organizations and media.
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Rimjin-gang : Report on Starving Korean People’s Army 
(October / 2012)

2011_KPA_Rim_001.jpg <PART 1> A starving soldier captured on video 
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2011_KPA_Rim_002.jpg <PART 2 > Death by starvation in military troops
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<PART 3 > Why is the Korean People’s Army starving?
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Rimjin-gang : Report on Digital and IT Conditions in North Korea (June / 2012)

2011_spread_mobile_phone001.jpg <PART 1> Rapid spread of mobile phones
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2011_spread_mobile_phone002.jpg <PART 2> Personal use of increasingly available computers and IT devices 
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2011_spread_mobile_phone003.jpg <PART 3> Prospects for digital and IT consumption to change North Korean society
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Rimjin-gang : The Domestic Attitudes towards the Missile Launch and Nuclear Test, 2006 (Oct – Nov/2006)

2006_n-test001.jpg <PART 1> The Voice of the North Korean People
The Domestic Attitudes towards the Missile Launch and Nuclear Test, 2006
 
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< “Dear General Has Hidden All” > < A Nuclear Test where No One Dies>
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2006_n-test003.jpg <PART 3 > The Voice of the North Korean People
< “The People Wouldn’t Have Known Why It Was” ><Malnutrition of Soldiers Continue to Grow><The “Special Nuke” Fired for the Recognition of Our Country>
 
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By allowing the text information and reports published here to be sourced freely and disseminated around the world, we hope to contribute to a more accurate understanding of the situation in North Korea.
The information and reports are examined from many angles by the editors and are only published after the details are checked. However, the reader must understand that North Korea is a closed country that does not allow freedom of the press, and reports from different regions do not necessarily represent the conditions across the entire country. 

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  1. <Photo Report> The Abandoned Elderly (PART6) Elderly Women Have to Continue Working: Junk Removal and Recycling, as well as Selling Vegetables. A very elderly woman–who is unable to speak properly–is selling food in a public square.  August 2007, in Lelang District, Pyongyang. Taken by Lee Joon (ASIAPRESS)
  2. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART5) The elderly Treated Useless in North Korea, the Land of Courtesy toward the Elderly A grandmother and her grandson, after being kicked out by her son-in-law because he couldn’t afford to feed them anymore, lived in an old air raid shelter in a suburb of Pyongyang.  She told an ASIAPRESS reporting partner in North Korea, “The authority would have me detained if I get caught in a city.”  June 2011, in a suburb of Pyongyang.  Taken by Koo Gwang-ho (ASIAPRESS)
  3. <Photo Report> Female Soldiers are in Miserable Conditions: Mothers are worried about their daughters getting sexually harassed and becoming malnourished. In South Pyongan Province, a female security officer is working at a military facility inside a large-scale factory.  She carries a gun with a bayonet.  She may be a member of the “Worker-Peasant Red Guards” since she does not have a military arm-band.  August 2009, taken by Kim Dong-cheol (ASIARESS)
  4. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART4) Collapsed Social Welfare System Has Left the Elderly on the Streets. A grandmother and her grandson, after being kicked out by her son-in-law because he couldn’t afford to feed them anymore, lived in an old air raid shelter in a suburb of Pyongyang.  She told an ASIAPRESS reporting partner in North Korea, “The state authority would have me detained if I get caught in a city.”  June 2011, in a suburb of Pyongyang.  Taken by Koo Gwang-ho (ASIAPRESS)
  5. <Photo Report> Kim Jong-un Spread Enemy’s Culture: Mickey Mouse and All-Female Band Wearing Miniskirts Primary school students with Mickey Mouse school bag.  November 2012, in Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province.  Taken by ASIAPRESS.
  6. <Photo Report> Cultures of ‘Enemy Nations” infiltrating into N.Korea: Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty, and Doraemon. A mother is holding a Mickey Mouth bag for a child.  In recent few years, various kinds of Mickey Mouse products spread in North Korea.  August 2013, in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province.  Taken by our Team ‘Mindeulle’ (ASIAPRESS)
  7. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART3) Collapsed Social Welfare System Has Left the Elderly on the Streets. An old woman is sitting on the street and selling food.  Her business is not going well, and she looks exhausted.  June 2013, in Hyesan City, Ryanggang Province. Taken by our Team ‘Mindeulle’ (AISAPRESS)
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