North Korea is a hard country to report on for journalists from any country. But even in South Korea, right next to the North, the problem of misreporting is dire, for reasons that go beyond lack of sources.
Wednesday’s local elections were something of a political earthquake. The conservatives have been crushed. The government is riding high on the wave of popular support for inter-Korean engagement.
The Singapore summit did not quite live up to the hype, but it is certainly preferable to last year’s tensions, and there are enough reasons to be still hopeful that negotiations can work this time.
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.
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.
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?
Now more marginalized than ever, how do South Korea's conservative hardliners view the current situation on the Korean Peninsula? Meet outspoken retired air force general Hahn Sung-chu.
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.