North Korea expels Second In Command

According to reports, Kim Jong Un has removed his uncle Jang Sung Taek from his position as Jong Un’s second in command. This is the second time that Kim Jong Un has removed his uncle. The Korea News Agency, ran by the government in North Korea reported that Jang Sung Taek “was soaked with the capitalist lifestyle.” … Continue reading

Nothing to Envy

When Barbara Demick moved to Seoul, South Korea as a the Beijing Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, North Korea was a mystery. The country had media controlled by the state which preached propaganda. Even throughout her reporting there, Demick found it difficult to hone in on the lives of the citizens of North Korea. … Continue reading

85-year old detainee apologizes

As an update to last week’s post, Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, California has not only been confirmed to be in North Korea’s custody, but has issued an apology to the people of the country for “indelible crimes” during the Korean War. “During the Korean War, I have been guilty of a long list of indelible … Continue reading