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· November, 2011

Stories about North Korea from November, 2011

North Korea Ranked 3rd in Deforestation

North Korean Economy Watch blog consolidated current reports on severe deforestation in North Korea. According to one risk analysis firm, North Korea had the third highest deforestation rate among 180 countries surveyed and...

North Korea's Cellular Network Surpasses 800,000 3G Subscriptions

The North Korea Tech wrote about a surge of new sign-ups for Koryolink, North Korea’s nationwide 3G cellular network. It is believed 809,000 North Koreans have subscribed to Koryolink whose 75 percent of stake is owned by...

North Korea Opens its Door for Tourists, But Cellphones are Not Allowed

North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, opens its door a tiny crack for tourists to earn hard currency. But tourists are forbidden from bringing cellphone, sending an...

Korea: Benetton's New Ad Campaign Features World Leaders Kissing

Italian clothing giant Benetton is getting heat for its ad images of world leaders locking lips with their rivals or enemies, such as an image of President Obama kissing his...

North Korea: Did Gaddafi's Execution Scare Kim Jong-il?

Joo Sung-ha is a North Korean defector-turned-journalist who also blogs. This post is his critique of numerous news reports suggesting Kim Jong-il, North Korean dictator was scared to hear of...

China: On the Rise But Feeling Boxed In

China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it...

North Korea: Insider Reports on North Koreans Lives

South Korean humanitarian aid group, Good Friends released the English translation of their news letter. It gives inside look into the North Korean food crisis and how impoverished North Korean will...

Report on North Korea's Digital Revolution

Martyn Williams of the North Korea Tech blog wrote about the Nautilus Institute's new report on North Korea. According to the report, North Korea's mobile communications industry has grown so...

11-11-11: Grab Your Cameras and Capture Life

Only a couple of days until 11/11/11, a date that will have people all over the world recording their lives through film and music. Participate in the 11Eleven project and...

South Korea: One out of Eight Pro-NK Sites Operated by Kids

Police report revealed people caught for publishing pro-North Korean photos and postings were elementary and middle school students eager to increase traffic to their websites, ‘Korea and the World’ wrote...

North Korea : Infographic on North Korea's Military Obsession

Infographic List posted an infographic about North Korea, especially focusing the country's obsession with military power.

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