Gu Gwang-ho is in his thirties and lives in Pyongyang. He
started his journalistic activities in 2011 after having
training several times as a reporter by ASIAPRESS North
Korea Reporting Team. He has made series of reportings in
Pyongyang and South Pyongan Province successfully so far.His
remarkable video report on starving People's Army soldier
in 2011 was aired by many TV stations over the world.
Shin Do-seuk is in his thirties and resides in
South Hamkyung Province. After served 10 years in military
near the area of military demarcation line, he begun to
work at secretary in the factory.
Choi is in her thirties and lives in a town of
Ryanggang Province.She has been involved in the team for
developing the local contacts and reporters' coordination
since 2011. She has a good knowledge of IT and PCs.
Kim is in his thirties and lives in the northern region
of North Korea. He started his journalistic activities in
2009 while working as a company driver.
Lee is in her forties and resides in the central part of
the country. She has successfully carried out two video
reports from inside Pyongyang.
Paek, a mother of two in her forties, lives in the northern
part of North Korea. She began her work as a journalist
in 2005 after meeting Ishimaru during a brief border crossing
into China. She says she wants to show the outside world
North Korean society from a womanfs perspective.
Shim is a man in his thirties living in central North Korea.
His 2008 report on the Hwanghae region became a global scoop.
Chang, in his forties, lives in the central party of the
country. He works as a laborer at a worksite involved in
machinery. He enjoys photography and hopes to become a photojournalist.
Lee Jun is in his thirties and resides in central North
Korea. He used to be a laborer at a machine factory. In
1999 during the mass famine of the gMarch of Tribulation,h
he crossed the border into China with his family. While
living as a vagrant in China, he ran into Ishimaru who was
making a report at the time. It was then that he decided
to return to North Korea as a journalist to show the world
the true situation there. He has been recording video within
the country since 2004.
Kae is currently an economic official in North Korea in
his forties. He has worked for many years in operations
at a large company and is a Rimjin-gang collaborator.
Ryu, in his forties, previously worked at a trading organization
in Pyongan Province. After serving in the military and graduating
from Pyongyang Agricultural University, he worked for a
while as an agricultural science researcher.
He then became a laborer for a foreign currency procurement
company, where he was also a trade supervisor. He often
went to China for this job.
In 2003 Ryu escaped from North Korea and currently resides
in China where he does reporting.
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