RECENT NEWS & INFORMATION
Article: North Korean Defectors Say Kim Jong Un’s Chokehold on Information Access Is Weakening
North Korea has ramped up its campaign to control outside information in recent years, but several defectors now living in South Korea said the regime's censorship efforts are showing signs of wear amid increased penetration and discontent.
Article: Christian Orphans in North Korea Tortured for Their Faith in Jesus Christ
North Korean orphans are "tortured harshly" if it's discovered they're Christian, and the Chinese government is complicit is these atrocities, according to human rights activists and freedom advocates for North Korea.
Article: North Korea's Labor Camps: What we know about the country's political prisons
On Sunday, it was revealed that a U.S. citizen had been detained in North Korea, becoming the third such American currently held in the country.
Article: 'They are intentionally starved and worked to death': The horrific conditions in North Korean labor camps
The distraught pleadings of the American college student sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in a prison in North Korea for “crimes against the state” are sobering when considering the details of what such punishment normally entails.
Article: US foundation urges Trump to take action against occupation
US Western Sahara Foundation urged President Donald Trump to take action to end the illegal occupation of Western Sahara, stressing that King of Morocco Mohamed VI undermines the UN-sponsored self-determination process.
Article: New Hope for Solving Disappearance of US Student in China
David Sneddon, a Brigham Young University student, disappeared in 2004 in China while touring its Yunnan Province. As his parents wait for word of their son, who went missing in China more than a decade ago, there is a renewed push in Congress to search for him as suggestions emerge that he may be held against his will in North Korea.
Article: The Flow of Information Will Help Bring Down Kim Jong Un
One of the most high ranking North Korean officials to defect in decades is speaking out about how to bring down Kim Jung-Un's regime. Former North Korean deputy ambassador to London, Thae Yong Ho, says the continued flow of information into North Korea using radio broadcasts like Free North Korea Radio will help to educate and motivate the people of North Korea. The following story was featured on NPR's All Things Considered.
Press Release: Western Sahara: US-Western Sahara Foundation Welcomes ECJ Decision; Reaffirms Right to Self Determination
The US-Western Sahara Foundation heartily welcomes the European Court of Justice's recent ruling on the European Union's trade deal with Morocco and calls for the United Nations to follow through on the long promised referendum.
Article: DFF President Scholte Interview with The Politic, "The Second Escape: Human Rights Violations Reach Beyond the North Korean Border"
Recently Defense Forum Foundation President, Suzanne Scholte, sat down for an interview with Megan McQueen, from The Politic, to discuss human rights issues that haunt the people of North Korea, even after they flee from the country.
Report: Free North Korea Radio Christmas Broadcast
Free North Korea Radio was recently contacted by a listener living outside of the Korean Peninsula to let FNKR staff he enjoyed the Christmas Broadcast and that the program could be heard loud and clear all the way in Japan! The message is featured below, with the name of the listener struck out for privacy reasons.
Report: North Korea Freedom Week 2016 Acknowledgements
We are pleased to provide this report to acknowledge the many individuals and organizations participating in the 13th annual North Korea Freedom Week.