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North Korea, Climate Change and Capacity-Building

On Wednesday 1st July 2015, I delivered a guest lecture entitled “North Korea, Climate Change and Capacity-Building” to students completing a Design Research Studio in the Master of Landscape program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).  321 more words

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Shocker! Pudgy North Korean dictator executes another traitor to the State

This time not a relative or a general, but the architect who designed the new Pyongyang airport:

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un posed for one of his trademark glossy photo shoots in Pyongyang’s new airport this week – but a different story had unfolded behind the scenes.

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World Leader Superlatives: Kim Jong-Un - Best Pouty Face

Presenting, the winner of the “Best Pouty Face” superlative: North Korea’s very own SUPREME LEADER (echo, echo, echo).

Despite his really intense title, Kim Jong-Un is basically a toddler with nuclear weapons (supposedly) and really good hackers. 600 more words

Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One woman's life in North Korea and escape to freedom

Much has been written lately about life in North Korea, but if you only want to read one book, read this one.

“Filled with details about life within an idiosyncratic and dangerous regime, this memoir reflects the hardships many North Korean women have endured — loss of a child, starvation, imprisonment, trafficking — but it is Lucia Jang’s extraordinary will to live and to protect her family that drives her past every obstacle in a stunning demonstration of love and courage.” 19 more words

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From Hyesan to London: Hyeonseo Lee and the New North Korea Defector Memoir

Hyeonseo Lee has produced an excellent memoir, a text which, along with John Sweeney and Emma Graham-Harrison, I will be discussing with her at an event organized by The Guardian… 392 more words

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Glimpses of everyday life in North Korea

By Pauline Bock

Mindy Tan visited North Korea recently, and the Singapore-based photographer has given us candid glimpses of everyday life in one of the world’s most secretive countries. 266 more words


1,400 North Koreans executed under the Kim Jong-un from 2008 to 2014: report

Nearly 1,400 North Koreans were executed under the Kim Jong-un regime from 2008 to 2014, according to a report released by the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), Wednesday. 460 more words