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· July, 2011

Stories about North Korea from July, 2011

North Korean Defectors Living in South Korea

Robert Neff of Marmot's Hole blog wrote about the International Crisis Group's report about North Korean defectors living in South Korea (PDF). The report covers practical problems defectors face in...

No Typos or Errors in North Korean Newspapers

Hanguk Story wrote about North Korean newspaper's strict proof-reading system and the government's harsh punishment for those who made errors. When made a mistake regarding a story about its leader,...

North Korea Wants to Share 2018 Olympics with South Korea

North Korea expressed that it would like to share some Olympic events with South Korea. Local news reports predicted that co-hosting with North is unlikely for political and logistical reasons....

North Korean Newspapers Never Go out of Business?

Blogger Hankok Story summarized characteristics of North Korean newspaper. The most extraordinary thing about newspapers in North is that they don't have to worry about going out of business, since...

North Korea Behind Cyber Attacks, Computer Security Firm Said

U.S. computer security firm McAfee said that North Korea or parties closely related to the country were behind the cyber attacks on March 2011 which disrupted several major South Korean...

The North Korea Food Aid Dilemma

On July 4, the European Commission pledged USD 14.5 million in emergency food aid to help impoverished North Koreans. The Opening Up North Korea blog posted an analysis on the...

Texting in North Korea

The Japan Probe site made a commentary on Asahi TV's recent report on North Korea. An Asahi TV reporter filmed mobile devices and comfortable lives enjoyed by North Korea’s small...

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