• 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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  • Sex and Love…in North Korea

    February 13, 2015

    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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  • VIDEO: From Orphan to the TED Stage – Joseph Kim

    August 14, 2014

    Joseph Kim was like most kids growing up; he played outside, climbed trees, and loved his big sister, who he often relied on for guidance and care when his mother was aw...

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  • VIDEO: How Foreign Media Changed My Life – Joo Yang

    July 24, 2014

    While growing up in North Korea, Joo Yang would listen to foreign broadcasts on an illegal radio with her family. They listened to broadcasts from Voice of America, Radio...

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  • VIDEO: I Am a North Korean Millennial – Yeonmi Park

    July 10, 2014

    Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea in 2007. Two years later, she arrived in South Korea with her family after traveling through the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Yeonmi has ...

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  • Joo Yang on NPR’s Planet Money!

    July 6, 2014

    Our friend Joo Yang was recently featured on NPR's Planet Money to talk about the people-driven changes and bottom-up marketization in North Korea. LiNK's Director of Res...

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  • The Black Market Generation Project

    June 23, 2014

    With our new documentary, we’ll share the story of North Korean millennials, AKA the Black Market Generation, AKA the people who inspire us at LiNK every day. We want y...

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  • Reddit AMA with North Korean Defector Joo Yang

    June 17, 2014

    Our friend Joo Yang recently took part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. Read a selection of the Q&A below or click here to check it out in its entirety.   ...

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  • Reddit AMA with Sokeel Park

    March 26, 2014

    Our Director of Research & Strategy, Sokeel Park, recently conducted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit....

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  • The 5 Most Compelling Articles Written in Response to the UN COI

    February 18, 2014

    If you’ve been online within the past 24 hours, you’ve probably noticed the extremely important report out of the UN yesterday. ...

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  • Breaking Down the UN’s Report on North Korea

    February 17, 2014

    Following a year-long investigation, the widespread human rights violations in North Korea were formally recognized today by the UN’s commission on human rights in Nort...

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  • My Love Story by Jung Hee

    February 14, 2014

    The first time I met my husband was at a retreat for North Korean defectors in the United States....

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  • A North Korean Love Story

    February 13, 2014

    I met my wife in a small motel in China, where I was hiding after my escape from North Korea. We grew closer over meals where we shared our sad life stories....

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  • Our Friend Tim Is Doing Amazing Things!

    February 12, 2014

    Tim was three years old when his father died of starvation. After years of scraping by, he and his mother escaped to China to search for food....

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  • LiNK CEO SPEAKS AT THE OSLO FREEDOM FORUM

    May 21, 2013

    Last week our CEO, Hannah Song, was invited to speak at the Oslo Freedom Forum among some of the most inspiring dissidents and activists working on issues around the glob...

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  • PYONGYANG DECLARES WAR…. AGAIN

    May 16, 2013

    The stuck record of high politics and North Korea....

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  • Reddit AMA with Defector Sang-hyun

    March 15, 2013

    LiNK and Movements.org co-hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA), providing a platform for a recent defector from North Korea to respond in real time to various ques...

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  • WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH NK’S REFORMS?

    October 15, 2012

    What is going on with KJU's "reforms"? And where does this path lead to?...

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  • THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR’S NK HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT 2012

    October 5, 2012

    Important information on NK's food security, economy, public health, criminal code, refugees, etc....

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  • DO NK REFUGEES ROOT FOR NK OLYMPIC ATHLETES?

    August 10, 2012

    Once again, it’s about the people, not the politics......

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  • OUR FRIEND & DEFECTOR HYEONSEO LEE SPEAKS AT TED@SEOUL

    August 2, 2012

    Hyeonseo Lee grew up in North Korea and made the difficult journey to China in 2008....

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  • LiNK PRESENTS AT TED@SEOUL

    July 26, 2012

    In May our research and strategy analyst took to the TED stage to share his ideas on tackling the North Korea crisis. ...

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  • LOVE & SEX IN NORTH KOREA

    July 16, 2012

    Sexual revolution and research on intimate relations in North Korea: People are people, and love is love....

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  • A WALK IN KIM JONG-UN’S SHOES

    July 9, 2012

    Kim Jong-un is a relatively untested dictator. Does he follow in his fathers footsteps or change his country. Have advice for him?...

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  • SONGBUN | Social Class in a Socialist Paradise

    June 25, 2012

    Songbun is the underlying system by which the NK ruling elite controls and oppresses society....

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  • CLINTON & KING ON CHANGE IN NK

    June 19, 2012

    USG statements on the inevitability of change in NK and the importance of information dissemination in furthering that change....

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  • NORTH KOREA’S TOP TEN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

    June 7, 2012

    Societal, economic, and informational changes are revealed in changing consumer behaviour. ...

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  • GRASSROOTS GLASNOST 3 | Effects of NK’s Changing Media Environment

    June 2, 2012

    Ultimately this could feed the growth of a civil space for the people, separate from the regime....

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  • GRASSROOTS GLASNOST 2 | Reasons for NK’s Changing Media Environment

    May 26, 2012

    If you only had access to boring NK state media, you would be interested to watch SK dramas too....

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  • GRASSROOTS GLASNOST 1 | How NK’s Media Environment is Changing

    May 24, 2012

    A breakdown of the regime’s monopoly as the single source of information is a very good thing....

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  • INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION ON NK HUMAN RIGHTS

    May 8, 2012

    Daily NK guest column on how to maintain and grow international media attention on the North Korean human rights crisis....

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  • NORTH KOREA NEVER FAILS! (Except This Time?)

    April 26, 2012

    North Korea's admission of the failure of its recent rocket launch caught analysts by surprise. What is with the new honesty?...

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  • NK REFUGEE INSIGHTS | Rocket Propaganda

    April 23, 2012

    North Korea’s rocket launches are meant to instill pride among the people and increase support for the regime. Does this work? ...

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  • CHINA’S NORTH KOREAN REFUGEE PROBLEM

    March 29, 2012

    Beneath all the high-politics and focus on security concerns, there is quite a different story involving the North Korean people....

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  • LiNK STATEMENT | China’s Forced Repatriation of 31 North Korean Refugees

    March 20, 2012

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  • LiNK STATEMENT | Kim Jong-il’s Death and the Future of North Korea

    December 24, 2011

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