Hundreds of children “with wisdom and courage in their prime” have volunteered to work for the state, North Korean media said.
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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 Korean leader Kim Jong-un has banned skinny jeans, mullets, and some body piercings as indicators of a “capitalistic lifestyle.”
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.
To improve relations with the North, South Korea is trying to replicate the success of the “sports diplomacy” at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
South Korea wants to push through with a unified dictionary of the Korean language to achieve peace but there is silence from the North.
A new law in South Africa intends to stop residents in the South from sending materials to the North. HRW has urged that the bill be scrapped.
South Korea’s democratic system contrasts its northern neighbor’s repressive communist system yet it is intimidating North Korean rights groups.
An embattled North Korean economy has been further weakened by coronavirus pandemic, somewhat its “black swan”, even though the regime still plays tough.
South Korea held legislative elections this week, the world’s first nationwide vote of the coronavirus, history was made with North Korean defector elected.
A coalition of rights-oriented groups says the South Korean government should re-engage on promoting accountability for human rights abuses in North Korea.