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Why I Decline ‘North Korean Defector’ Interview Requests

Media outlets constantly make use of the 'miserable North Korean defector' narrative. The current media frenzy surrounding the inter-Korean summit is no different. But journalists should exercise more sensitivity and respect, writes one defector.

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Meet North Korea’s Former Elite Journalist

One week remains before the #interkoreansummit. Kim Gil-sun, an ex-journalist from Pyongyang, isn't particularly hopeful. The North Korea she remembers was a dangerous place...even to write about certain kind of plants.

We Need to Talk About Suicide Reporting

From Marilyn Monroe, Robin Williams to SHINee's Jonghyun, celebrity deaths are juicy material for the media. But it's time we talk about them differently.

Nameless and Faceless

Anonymous reporting is common in South Korean journalism. "Gwangyeja" is a shady figure often used to cite the nameless. Here's our critique of this custom.

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