Media, Blogs, Books, Films

NORTH KOREA BLOGS (ENGLISH)
North Korea Tech
NKnews.org
NK News Podcast (Kurt Achin)
North Korean Leadership Watch
One Free Korea
Andrei Lankov’s Random Notes (Translated by Google)
Andrei Lankov (Quiet Flows the Han)
Leonid Petrov’s Korea Vision
Tim Beal’s North Korea Portal
DPRK Blog (Translated by Google)
Haggard and Noland (Witness to Transformation)
Destination Pyongyang
Choson Exchange


BLOGS (NON-ENGLISH)

Andrei Lankov’s Blog (Russian)
Coreia do Norte (Portugese)
Nord Korea Info (German)
DPRK blog (Chinese)
Ju Song-ha (Korean)


MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS

Wall Street Journal: Korea Real Time
New York Times: North Korea Topic Page
BBC: North Korea Topic Page
Search KCNA with the STALIN Search Engine
Xinhua (PR China)
Yonhap (English) (South Korea) (Pre August 2013)
Yonhap (Korean) (Photos) (South Korea)
Donga Ilbo (South Korea)
Joong Ang Ilbo (South Korea)
Korea Times (South Korea)
Radio Free Asia (Korean) (English)
Voice of America (Korean)
Asia Times
Chinese Embassy, Pyongyang
Choson Ilbo (South Korea)
RIA Novosti (Russia)
Global Times (China)
Hankyoreh (South Korea)
North Korea Strategy Information Service Cetner (NKSIS – Korean)
Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES)
ReliefWeb
OSC reports
KINU (South Korea)
New Focus (Korean) (English)
Dandong, China (English)
Daily NK


DEFECTOR ORGANIZATIONS
Free Radio North Korea
PSCORE
Free North Korea Radio (Korean, English)
Rimjingang (Japanese)
Rimjingang (English)
Asia Press (Korean)
North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity (Korean, English)
NK Net, Vision Magazine


NORTH KOREAN PAGES
Martyn Williams has assembled the most thorough data source on North Korean web pages. Click here to visit his Directory.

Below are links to North Korean web pages. Warning: The South Korean government prohibits its citizens from viewing these pages
Naenara (EnglishKorean)
KCNA (Chongryon)
KCNA (KCC)
Rodong Sinmun (English) (Korean 1) (Korean 2)
Committee for Cultural Relations (TaeMun/CCRFC)
Search KCNA (STALIN Search Engine)
KCTV (DPRK TV via Elufa.net)
Uriminzokkiri YouTube Page (English)
Uriminzokkiri (Korean)
Pyongyang News (Korean)
Choson Sinbo (Korean)

PHOTO SETS
Kernbeisser
Eckart Dege
Eric Lafforgue: Collection 1, Collection 2.
Ray Cunningham: Collection 1, Collection 2, Collection 3, Collection 4.
Roman Harak
Russia – Pyongyang by rail
Retlaw Snellac
Vehicles made in North Korea


FILMS ABOUT NORTH KOREA

Crossing the Line (Order here at Amazon)
A State of Mind (Order here at Amazon)
The Game of Their Lives (Order here)
North Korea: A Day in the Life (Order here at Amazon)
Friends of Kim (Order here)
Pyongyang Crescendo (Vimeo)
Nordkorea – Einblicke in ein Verschlossenes Land (YouTube)
The Red Chapel (Order here at Amazon)
DPRK films from Uriminzokkiri (YouTube)
DPRK films with subtitles (YouTube)

INTERESTED IN FILMS MADE IN NORTH KOREA?
Many can be found on YouTube, but Koryo Tours also has a wide selection of films made both in and about the DPRK. To order copies of films made in North Korea, contact Koryo Tours either at the their website , by email at info@koryogroup.com, or  by phone at +86 10 6416 7544 (Beijing).


NORTH KOREA BOOKS
The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia
Andrei Lankov
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

North Korea in Transition
Kyung-Ae Park, Scott Snyder
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

Historical Dictionary of the DPRK
Jim Hoare
Order at Amazon: Kindle format
Partial view at Google Books

North Korea Under Kim Chong-il: Power, Politics, and Prospects for Change
Ken Gause
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

A Capitalist in North Korea
Felix Abt
Order at Amazon.com

Coercion, Control, Surveillance, and Punishment: An Examination of the North Korean Police State
Ken Gause
Read the full publication here.

Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea’s Social Classification System
Robert Collins
Read the full publication here.

North Korea, 2009-2012: A Guide to Political and Economic Developments
Ian Jeffries
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

Exploring North Korean Arts
Rüdiger Frank
Order at Amazon.com

Inside the Red Box: North Korea’s Post-totalitarian Politics
Patrick McEachern
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North Korean Security Challenges: A Net Assessment
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

The Survival of North Korea: Essays on Strategy, Economics and International Relations
Suk Hi Kim, Bernhard Seliger, Terence Roehrig
Order at Amazon.com: Book format, Kindle format

U.S.-DPRK Educational Exchanges: Assessment and Future Strategy
The Freeman Spogli Institute
Edited by: Gi-Wook Shin, Karin J. Lee
Read the whole book  here (PDF)

Illusive Utopia
Kim Suk-young
Order at Amazon.com 

Architectural and Cultural Guide Pyongyang / Architekturführer Pjöngjang
Philipp Meuser. See here and here
Order at Amazon.com: English / Deutsch

Korean War in Color: A Correspondent’s Retrospective on a Forgotten War
John Rich (Author), Lee Jin-hyuk (Editor)
Order at Amazon

North Korea Caught in Time: Images of War and Reconstruction
Chris Springer
Order at Amazon

Europe – North Korea: Between Humanitarism and Business?
Myungkyu Park (Ed.), Bernhard Seliger (Ed.), SungJo Park (Ed.)
Order at Amazon.com

The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters
B.R. Myers
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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Barbara Demick
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A Year in Pyongyang
Andrew Holloway
Read the full manuscript here

North Korean Posters: The David Heather Collection
Order at Amazon

Han Sorya and North Korean Literature: The Failure of Socialist Realism in the DPRK
B.R. Myers
Order at Amazon

North Korea: Brandt Travel Guide
Order at Amazon

North Korea Through the Looking Glass
Kong Dan Oh, Ralph Hassig
Order at Amazon, Google Books

The Hidden Lives of the North Korean People
Kong Dan Oh, Ralph Hassig
Order at Amazon

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader
Bradley Martin
Order at Amazon, Google Books

Kim Il-song’s North Korea
Helen-Louise Hunter
Order at Amazon, Google Books

Comrades and Strangers
Michael Harrold
Order at Amazon

Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform
Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland
Order at Amazon

The Reluctant Communist
Charles Jenkins
Order at Amazon

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
Guy Delisle
Order at Amazon

The Aquariums of Pyongyang
Kang Chol-hwan
Order at Amazon, Google Books

This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood
Kang Hyok
Order at Amazon

The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History
Don Oberdorfer
Order at Amazon, Google Books

North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Order at Amazon

North Korea: A Strange Socialist Fortress
Lee Hy-sang
Order at Amazon,
Google Book

The North Korean Economy: Between Crisis and Catastrophe
Nicholas Eberstadt
Order at Amazon

North Korea Under Communism: Report of an Envoy to Paradise
Erik Cornell
Order at Amazon, Google Books

Pyongyang: The hidden History of the North Korean Capital
Chris Springer
Order at Amazon

Tears of My Soul
Kim Hyun-hee
Order at Amazon

The Great North Korean Famine
Andrew Natsios
Order at Amazon

The North Korean System in the Post-Cold War Era
Samuel Kim
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom
Han Park
Order at Amazon

The Armed Forces of North Korea
Joseph Bermudez
Order at Amazon

North Korea: Another Country
Bruce Cummings
Order at Amazon

North Korea on the Brink: Struggle for Survival
Glyn Ford
Order at Amazon

Inside North Korea
Mark Harris
Order at Amazon

Art Under Control in North Korea
Jane Portal
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments
Ian Jeffries
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korean Policy Elites
Kongdan Oh Hassig, Joseph Bermudez, Ken Gause. Ralph Hassig, Alexandre Mansurov, David Smith
PDF Download

Economic Sanctions Against a Nuclear North Korea
Kim Suk-hi, Semoon Chang
Order at Amazon

The Guerilla Dynasty: Politics and Leadership in North Korea
Adrian Buzo
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korea in the World Economy
Choi Eun-kwan, E. Han Kim, and Merrill Yesook
Order at Amazon, Google Book

North Korea Handbook: Volume 2002
Yonhap News Agency
Order at Amazon, Google Book

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