• Sex and Love…in North Korea

    February 7, 2020

    According to historians who are really good at remembering when things happened in the olden days, sex and love existed before the Internet was even invented. Before 56K ...

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  • From North Korea to the Oval Office: A North Korean Defector Advocates for Religious Freedom

    November 6, 2019

      This past summer, you may have spotted Ill Yong Ju, a North Korean activist, at the White House meeting with the President. Ill Yong was a LiNK Advocacy Fellow las...

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  • 5 Must-Read Books about North Korea

    October 15, 2019

    Finding new information about North Korea can be hard, especially when news outlets focus almost entirely on things like politics, nuclear weapons, and Kim Jong Un’s la...

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  • The Moment I Chose Freedom

    September 26, 2019

    For Freedom By: Geum Hyok Kim I remember sitting in an empty apartment. There was nothing. No bed, no chair, no dishes, no clothes. I sat on the floor and stared at the w...

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  • Holly & Mia: North Korean mother and daughter

    November 23, 2016

    “When I was young, my mom took me to go see a fortune teller. The fortune teller stared quite forcefully into my eyes, then said that she couldn’t see me—th...

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  • Interview with Charles – North Korean Student at Coding Dojo

    November 21, 2016

    Charles escaped from North Korea and made the dangerous journey to safety without the help of a rescue.  He resettled to the US in 2012, completing high school and soon ...

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  • Meet Charles – A North Korean Living in the United States

    November 21, 2016

    Charles escaped from North Korea and made the dangerous journey through China without the help of a rescue network. We met Charles after he resettled in the United States...

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  • My Experience with LiNK's Study Abroad Program by Soo Hyun

    November 20, 2015

    I feel like the six months of pre-departure workshops for LiNK's Study Abroad & Career Development Program passed in a blink of an eye. When I first began the workshops, ...

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  • My Experience in LiNK's Young Leaders Program by Rae Hyung

    October 21, 2015

    So far, the best thing about the Young Leaders Program is the in-depth discussions on tough topics like “empathy” or “failure,” since I can tend to become absorbe...

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  • Reddit AMA with Joseph Kim

    June 26, 2015

    Joseph Kim, one of the first North Korean refugees we helped reach freedom, recently took part in a Reddit AMA. Read the highlights here....

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