marketplace was officially legalized by the North Korean regime. Of course the regime always retained control, but the regime started to rent out sections a
; By coincidence, I was able to listen to a South Korean radio program. It said that some 20,000 books are published each year in the South. I thought to my
and was forced to show loyalty towards the North Korean regime. Here in South Korea, when I see children running around in my neighborhood, I am reminded o
ch human rights. The concept of freedom for North Koreans, South Koreans, and Americans is not all that different. Like I mentioned before, many North Korea
ndividuality. Such practices strengthen the North Korean regime. If someone were to explain North Korea to the outside world, they could do that by bringing
Kim Seung-chul shares his definition of freedom.
Drawing inspiration from democracy movements around the world.
Operating the alternative radio network for North Koreans.Koreans.
Kim Seung-chul discusses the complex international relationships involved in the Korean peninsula.Korean peninsula.
ols, then I think it is possible to educate North Koreans and develop a future leader among them.
ntality you first have to understand that a North Korean’s perception of their country is skewed. This is because North Korean authorities have indoct
“North Korean elites can lead and initiate change in North Korea.”Korean elites can lead and initiate change in North Korea.”
n, when I was working for the [Institute of North Korean Studies], I had chances to interview many defectors, and they would share their stories. One of the
re to have accomplished anything throughout North Korean history. [Kim Il Sung (1912 – 1994) was the founder and leader of the North Korean state from
area where many refugees were located during the Korean war. I was educated in North Korea all the way through college. Because I studied civil engineering
ommittee on Human Rights in North Korea"The North Korean government has committed crimes against humanity."– United Nations Commission of Inquiry Nort
t applies to its people. In this sense, the North Korean people’s human dignity is entirely ignored. I think the biggest fault with North Korea is the
oes not exist. Even if it does, it would be North Korean-style “freedom,” something defined by the authorities.So everything in North Korea is a
“Help rescue North Korean defectors.”Korean defectors.”
s and thoughts change. In the past, for the North Koreans, the party and the great leader and expressing loyalty to the leader were a citizen’s primar