Barbara Demick Lecture

Here is a lecture Barbara Demick gave at BYU’s Kennedy Center. Just a note: there’s some buzzing in the PA system at the lecture site. It is not your computer.

Escaping North Korea and Everyday Life

Here are some TED Talks given by escaped North Korean defectors as well as a very well done documentary which aired on PBS and footage from a French documentary team who got film of everyday life in the DPRK.

North Korea: Country Profiles

For those of ¬†you who are frequent international travelers you may already know about the CIA World Factbook. So instead of just posting how that United States officially profiles North Korea (or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), I will supply profiles from various countries to how they characterize the DPRK. Some are more detailed in their descriptions of rules for visitors than others.

U.S. – CIA World Factbook North Korea

State Department on North Korea

U.K. – Gov.UK Travel Abroad North Korea

Canada – Travel.cg.ca – Korea, North (DPRK)

Sweden – Official DPRK Embassy Statement

 

India – India – DPRK Relations

Australia: Democratic Republic of Korea

Egypt: A Brief History of Relations between Egypt and the DPRK

Brazil: Message from the DPRK Ambassador

 

 

 

Photos of North Korea

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While unsanctioned photographs are forbidden by the North Korean government, there are a few photographers willing to risk their lives.

Michael Huniewicz is one of those photographers. Here is part one of his journey in North Korea and here is part two. Part one is his entry into the country from China and part two is his time around Pyongyang.

Another is Elliott from the blog Earth NutShell. The one-named photog has traveled all over and has great pictures of the North Korean country side, Pyongyang, the DMZ and even a North Korean golf course.

The last I’ll feature is from Eric Laffourge who’s very pretty website showcases pictures he took of North Korean people and some of the surrounding sites.

Barbara Demick Interview

Per usual here is a link to an interview with the author about the book:

Barbara Demick Interview

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