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Here is the official text from the Summit: Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim […]

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[Croydon] Reality of Juche Korea as seen through posters

by Events Editor 7 June 2018
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Contrasting with an exhibition of North Korean fine art in Central London earlier in June, Croydon is home to an exhibition of DPRK posters at the end of the month, hosted by the combined hospitality of Juche London, KFA International, KFA United Kingdom, Juche Idea Study Group of England and Songun politics: Reality of Juche […]

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Text of the Panmunjeom Declaration

by Philip Gowman 27 April 2018
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I’m wondering why a text as significant as this one is not prominently displayed on the Chongwadae or Ministry of Unification websites. The following is the unofficial translation you can find in the English-language newspapers. If there’s a materially different official version that subsequently comes to light I’ll repost. Update 12 May 2018 – I’ve […]

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Film review: The Propaganda Game

by Philip Gowman 4 April 2018
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The SOAS North Korea Society recently hosted a screening of Álvaro Longoria’s The Propaganda Game. The documentary is not going to tell you anything new about North Korea, its on-location original footage being the product of a fully-chaperoned three-day tour in Pyongyang and the DMZ. What it does do, however, is hinted at in its […]

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Korea Future Initiative publishes #UsToo report on North Korea

by Philip Gowman 11 March 2018
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The #MeToo campaign is generating so much news in South Korea that it could be easy to forget that the same issues exist, to a greater degree, north of the border. Korea Future Initiative is a London-based organisation that rescues vulnerable North Koreans, reports and investigates human rights violations, and provides redress for exiles through […]

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Rory MacLean: Inside the world’s most secretive nation

by Events Editor 10 March 2018
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A follow-up to the British Council exhibition of Nick Danzinger’s photographs, presented in conjunction with the production of The Great Wave at the National Theatre. Inside the world’s most secretive nation Tues 10 April, 6pm – 7pm Clore Learning Centre: Cottesloe Room, National Theatre Tickets £7 (concessions £5) | Buy tickets Rory MacLean travelled to […]

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2018 LSE SU North Korea Forum: Before He Presses the Button

by Events Editor 6 March 2018
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The LSE Students’ Union presents what seems to be turning into an annual one-day conference on matters North Korean: 2018 LSE SU North Korea Forum: Before He Presses the Button 24 March at 9:00–18:00 The London School of Economics and Political Science | Houghton Street | London WC2A 2AE Tickets £15 – £35 | Buy […]

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Screening: The Propaganda Game

by Events Editor 6 March 2018
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The SOAS North Korea Society invites you a screening of the film ‘The Propaganda Game’. The Propaganda Game Dir Álvaro Longoria (2015, 1h 38min) Wednesday 21 March at 7pm SOAS, 22 Russell Square Room T101 Check for updates on the event’s Facebook page The Propaganda Game is a 2015 documentary film about North Korea by […]

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Screening: Comrade Kim Goes Flying

by Events Editor 5 March 2018
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If you pop along to the House of Illustration to see Nick Bonner’s current exhibition, you can pick up a DVD of Comrade Kim Goes Flying. You can also find copy of Centre Forward (reviewed here). Both disks are on the pricey side. But for less than half the price of one of them, you […]

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The Great Wave plays at the National Theatre

by Events Editor 4 March 2018
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The National Theatre hosts a new play set in Japan and North Korea. Related talks include an introduction to the book produced as part of a British Council project in North Korea. The Great Wave A new play by Francis Turnly | co-production with the Tricycle Theatre 10 March – 14 April Dorfman Theatre, National […]

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Japan Society talk: Escaping to North Korea – with Markus Bell

by Events Editor 18 February 2018
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Apologies for the late notice of tomorrow’s talk organised by the Japan Society, which may by now be fully subscribed. The speaker gave a fascinating talk at SOAS on broadly the same subject a few months ago, so I’d have high hopes of this one too. Escaping to North Korea – with Markus Bell 19 […]

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Human rights in North Korea after a decade of change

by Events Editor 31 January 2018
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The All Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea invites you to the launch of a landmark new report on human rights in North Korea: Movies, markets and mass surveillance: Human rights in North Korea after a decade of change Monday 5th February, 5-7pm Committee Room 12, Houses of Parliament Speaking at the event will be: […]

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Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK

by Events Editor 29 January 2018
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A nice feature in The Guardian tells you everything you need to know about the upcoming exhibition from Nick Bonner’s collection. Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK 23 Feb – 13 May 2018 Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm House of Illustration | 2 Granary Square | King’s Cross | London N1C […]

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Made in North Korea: In Conversation with Nicholas Bonner

by Events Editor 29 January 2018
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A Q+A to go with the opening night of the Made in North Korea exhibition. Made in North Korea: In Conversation with Nicholas Bonner 23 February 2018, 7:00pm House of Illustration | 2 Granary Square | King’s Cross | London N1C 4BH | www.houseofillustration.org.uk Tickets £15 including exhibition viewing | Book tickets Followed by a […]

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The Korea Crisis, the Moon Jae-in Government, and Olympic Peace

by Events Editor 29 January 2018
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Somewhat late notice of a highly topical talk: The Korea Crisis, the Moon Jae-in Government, and Olympic Peace Prof. Chung-in Moon Special Presidential Advisor for Unification, Foreign and Security Affairs Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University, Korea 30 January 2018, 5-6.30pm Venue: SOAS, Brunei Gallery Room B202 All welcome | No registration required Organised […]

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The LKL quiz of the year 2017

by Philip Gowman 15 January 2018
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I’m currently going through my 2017 press cuttings and trying to make sense of them, in the hope that as in (some) previous years I’ll be able to pull together a series of posts summarising some of the most newsworthy stories of the year. In case I don’t manage to get that done (after all, […]

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Evening talk: Inside North Korea

by Events Editor 14 January 2018
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Mike Glendinning and Jihyun Park gave this talk in London and Manchester last year (6 Nov and 3 Dec 2017). Further opportunities to hear the talk are in London on 23 Jan and Manchester on 18 Mar 2018: Inside North Korea Venue: Lock 17, Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AL (Exact address will be provided […]

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