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One April Morning

On Apr. 27, Kim Jong-un stepped on South Korean soil for the first time. It was also the first time a North Korean leader came to the South in nearly 70 years. Here is our photo essay on the ground, recording the historic morning of the inter-Korean summit.

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.

No More Rocket Man?

Kim Jong-un is stepping onto South Korean soil tomorrow morning, the first ever for a North Korean leader. Moon Jae-in and Kim will most likely talk about some form of peace...but what will come afterwards?

North Korean journalist

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.

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