The Dear Reader: DPRK Observations & Musings

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Dennis Rodman: That Kenneth Bae Tweet Did Not Come from Me

Be sure to watch the excellent HuffPostLive interview conducted yesterday by Marc Lamont Hill with Dennis Rodman. It’s a wide-ranging and articulate half-hour during which Rodman touches on everything from Lamar Odom‘s sad current travails to gay players in the NBA to his current relationship with his kids. And, of course, North Korea.

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Filed under: Media

The Emperor Has New Collaborators

The first co-author, John H. Cha, is an Oakland-based award-winning translator of Korean literature. The second, K.J. Sohn, is an editor-in-chief for The Daily NK and former secretary to North Korea‘s highest ranking defector, Hwang Jang-yop.

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Defector’s Fourth Book Co-Opts the Dear Leader

In 1997, North Korean foreign worker Lim Il defected to South Korea from the relatively easier vantage point of Kuwait, where he had been sent to drum up some Juche foreign currency as part of the country’s trade mission. Since that time, the now-42-year-old has written several books about his experiences in the south and former daily life in Pyongyang.

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A New Concept for North Korea: User-Generated Multimedia Content

Today’s date—August 14th, 2011—may resonate in future years as a watershed mark. That’s because it is the day that North Korea supposedly allowed its citizens to start sharing digital, user-generated multimedia content on the country’s official website. That’s right: the DPRK is now open to strongly and prosperously filtered UCC (user-created content).

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U.S. Filmmaker Documents North Korea’s Taekwondo Diplomacy

It’s hard to resist a goodwill tour spearheaded by someone who goes by the name of Grandmaster Woo-Jin Jung.

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