Documents how the major peculiarities of Stalinism are slowly disappearing from North Korea, and how the "Hermit Kingdom" is not as hermetic as the government would like.
Describes the history and de facto collapse of the North Korean government's Public Distribution System (PDS) which rationed food for a majority of its people.
Turkey deports two North Korean diplomats accused of smuggling amphetamine pills into the country.
Listen to this BBC radio documentary recorded in North Korea and view photos of host Andy Kershaw's visit to the country.
North Korea is one of the world's most authoritarian and secretive nations, with an economy in dire straits after decades of mismanagement.
Information about the living languages of the country including population, region, classification, dialects and alternate names.
Despite efforts to put up a front, North Korea is spiraling down to another famine and mass starvation.
Interviews with eight people who recently left North Korea paint a haunting portrait of desperation and political resentment.
Journalist Ron Gluckman reports on slices of life in North Korea: the 1966 soccer squad that nearly reached the World Cup finals, a museum of lavish birthday gifts to former leader Kim Il Sung, stories of defectors, a train trip to Pyongyang, a visit to the DMZ, Pyongyang's only disco, the state film studio and North Korea's version of the Internet.
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