Two high school students have been put to death by the North Korean government for watching American and South Korean films.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in North Korea. North Korea is not an electoral democracy. According to Freedom House, "corruption and violence is believed to be endemic at every level in the most repressive dictatorship in the world". Also see our articles on and Kim Jong Un.
North Korea Cracks Down On ‘Capitalist’ Pop Culture
North Korea has increased its campaign against “capitalist” style clothing, others, in broader crackdown on foreign pop culture.
North Koreans Face Repatriation From Russia
The number of incidents in which North Korean defectors in Russia are being carted away for possible repatriation is on the rise.
North Korea Claims Kim Jong Il Invented Burritos
North Korean state media has aired propaganda which claims Kim Jong-Il invented “wheat wraps,” which closely resemble burritos.
Life in South Korea for North Korean defectors
Life in South Korea for North Korean defectors may not be as challenging as back home but they face major day-to-day hurdles.
North Korea Reshuffle Serves To Keep Elite In Line
Analysts think Kim Jong Un’s unprecedented rearrangement of top North Korean officials, serves as a message to the ruling class.
North Korea Gives Details On Its Orphan Labor Program
Hundreds of children “with wisdom and courage in their prime” have volunteered to work for the state, North Korean media said.
North Korea Bans Skinny Jeans As ‘Capitalistic Lifestyle’
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has banned skinny jeans, mullets, and some body piercings as indicators of a “capitalistic lifestyle.”
North Korean Defector Jihyun Park Seeks British Election Win
Jihyun Park, who was left to die outside a North Korean labor camp 16 years ago, would make history if she wins office in local elections.
South Korea Promotes ‘Sports Diplomacy’ To Engage Pyongyang
To improve relations with the North, South Korea is trying to replicate the success of the “sports diplomacy” at the 2018 Winter Olympics.