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Alek Sigley To Release A Book

Alek Sigley founder of the small, and assuringly now defunct Tongil Tours is to release a book about his 9 whole days arrested in Pyongyang. Sigley, who has remained rather quiet since getting arrested on June 25th 2019, is now back with a whimper...

North Korean Payments Go Digital

As countries like China begin to shift almost entirely to mobile phone based payments, to the point where some places will refuse cash because they don't have change, North Korea is also getting onboard with digital payments. An app called Woolim has been available since 2018 but...

Now is not the time for sanctions

As of today there are over 2000 deaths as a result of the deadly Cov-19/Coronavirus pandemic that allegedly originated in a food market in Wuhan. The sheer speed of the spread of the virus, and its deadly impact has led to many countries either closing their borders...

Star Footballer Han Kwang Song Moving to Qatar

Star footballer Han Kwang Song, one of the most promising young North Korean footballers, and the first DPRK national to play in Serie A, the top division of Italian football/soccer, is on the move again, this time from Juventus (the most successful team in Italy) to Qatar’s...

The Internet in North Korea

Despite the reputation of North Korea as being digitally cut off from the world, and the fact that currently due to coronavirus they are literally physically blocked from the outside world, the DPRK is a lot less cut off than people perceive. Naenara (literally...

What Peace Deal With Taliban Could Mean For North Korea

We certainly do live in interesting times! A new decade (OK I know it doesn’t technically start until next year), and here we are barely two months in and the planet seems to be full on falling apart. Coronavirus is not only tearing the world apart, but...

Why Is The West Obsessed with Coronavirus in North Korea

As someone who has been in the North Korean industry for over 10 years I am no stranger to a lazy press doing hatch job in North Korea, and over the years there have been some corkers. Everyone having to get the same haircut? False. Kim Jong-Un...

Is There Coronavirus in North Korea?

On February 7th, Daily NK announced the first case of coronavirus in North Korea, this being despite the fact that North Korea have not announced publicly any instances of the virus. The report claimed that despite the border being closed (which North Korea were...

Remembering The March 1st Movement

We might be a few days late to the party, but March 1st marked the 101st anniversary of the March 1st Movement, the first, or one of the first (depending on where you sit on this fence) resistance movements against colonial Japanese rule on the Korean peninsula.

Can North Koreans Travel?

There is always a huge amount of myth, rumor and falsehoods when it comes to reporting about North Korea, and one of them is the question “Can North Koreans travel”? With the very simple answer being yes. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea does...