Stories about North Korea from February, 2011
North Korea's heir apparent, Kim Jong-un's photo of him holding a pair of binoculars upside down has been widely tweeted in South Korean Tweetosphere. This photo of Kim was aired by North Korea's official television station.
A South Korean user uploaded a Youtube video[ko] mocking North Korea's latest commemorative stamp which was made to celebrate Kim Jong-il's birthday. The video claims that the three monkeys from the stamp which all sit on a same tree branch (appears on the video around 2 min 10 sec) refer...
The Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's official newspaper and the regime's one of the most important propaganda tool, has launched a website, Martyn Williams wrote [en] on the North Korea Tech.
Whilst North Korea celebrates its leader, Kim Jong-il's 69th birthday today, South Korean human rights activists sent a rather unconventional birthday gift to Kim: gigantic balloons carrying leaflets lambasting the regime. South Koreans net users took the opportunity to speculate how to ignite social changes in North Korea.
In the New Media Revolution and U.S. Global Engagement conference, Professor Andrei Lankov, a Russian specialist in Korean studies said that North Korea has about 100 IP addresses for the whole country (plus intranet). He also commented that North Korea has managed to be more Stalinist than Stalin himself in...
A video burning Kim Jung-il and his mother's portrait got leaked from North Korea, Daily NK reported[en]. The report analyzed the act may have been carried out by a North Korean high-ranking official.
News of the Egyptian revolt has reached the Korean peninsula, and speculations are rising in South Korea about whether it could spark mass protests in North Korea. South Koreans overthrew their own military regime in the 1980's with mass public protest, and are voicing their support for the Egyptian protesters.