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N. Korean paid informants risk lives but send dubious news

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N. Korean paid informants risk lives but send dubious news

In North Korea, radio signals are jammed, internet connections blocked and cell phones monitored. Outside news organizations pay underground stringers to smuggle news out. Read how U.S. newspapers treat this info, and see our list of North Korean news websites.

Posted: February 4, 2010 16:21   Comments: 3
Hillary Clinton returns to Asia to seal diplomatic deals

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Hillary Clinton returns to Asia to seal diplomatic deals

Hillary Clinton is off to Asia, her second trip there since she took office. Right away, she became the first Secretary of State in four decades to go to Asia before Europe. Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that the Obama Administration is playing its cards well on Asia so far.

Posted: January 13, 2010 12:04   Comments: 1
Young North Korean defectors strive to assimilate in South

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Young North Korean defectors strive to assimilate in South

Worldfocus is partnering with Pearl World Youth News, an initiative of Daniel Pearl Foundation and iEARN, to bring the voices of young reporters to our viewers. Ji Eun Lee writes about the challenge of integrating young North Korean defectors into South Korean society.

Posted: December 1, 2009 17:46   Comments: 6
North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

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North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

Part 6 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the stark contrast between the stagnant North Korean economy and the booming economies of China and South Korea to the north and south.

Posted: November 20, 2009 15:41   Comments: 3
Kim Jong-il’s North Korea welcomes legal U.S. tourists

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Kim Jong-il’s North Korea welcomes legal U.S. tourists

Part 5 of 6 in our "Inside the Hermit Kingdom" series on the people and culture of North Korea. Multimedia producer Ben Piven's video chronicles his five-day trip in August. Watch original footage of the Pyongyang Metro, rural countryside, Demilitarized Zone and everyday North Koreans.

Posted: November 13, 2009 17:40   Comments: 6
Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

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Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

Part 3 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about his encounter with North Korean Major Im Dong-chul while on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas.

Posted: November 3, 2009 15:29   Comments: 10
Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

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Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

Part 2 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea, Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven explains the powerful ideology of Juche -- which some call the isolated country's state religion. Photos show notable Juche monuments throughout the Hermit Kingdom.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:32   Comments: 0
South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

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South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

South Korea’s Unification Ministry has requested funds to beef up its resettlement facilities for defectors from the North -- as the number of refugees arriving from its destitute neighbor keeps climbing. A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the chronic unemployment among 16,000 North Koreans now living in the South.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:50   Comments: 1
What’s in a name? For Japan and Korea, everything

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What’s in a name? For Japan and Korea, everything

The "Sea of Japan" or the "East Sea"? As Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes, the dispute over geographical names -- the names of cities, countries and oceans -- can kill.

Posted: August 12, 2009 12:04   Comments: 1
KIA — a brand new name for Asia’s middle powers

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KIA — a brand new name for Asia’s middle powers

Worldfocus contributing blogger Jonas Parello-Plesner, a senior advisor with the Danish government on Asian affairs, discusses the rise of "KIA" -- a new acronym for Asia’s middle powers: (K)orea, (I)ndonesia, and (A)ustralia.

Posted: August 10, 2009 13:15   Comments: 0
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