· July, 2011

Stories about North Korea from July, 2011

North Korean Defectors Living in South Korea

  20 July 2011

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 education and health care and discrimination issues.

No Typos or Errors in North Korean Newspapers

  18 July 2011

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, Kim Jong-il, one would be sent to a labor camp.

North Korea Wants to Share 2018 Olympics with South Korea

  13 July 2011

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. Kushibo from Monster Island blog explored the prospect of co-hosting 2018 Winter Olympic Games South Korean city of Pyeongchang won...

North Korean Newspapers Never Go out of Business?

  8 July 2011

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 newspapers are distributed to pre-selected people loyal to ruling party. They can shut down only when the party orders closing.

The North Korea Food Aid Dilemma

  5 July 2011

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 timeless dilemma in aiding North Korea.

Texting in North Korea

  2 July 2011

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 elite group and luxuries offered to foreign tourists.

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