John Power

John Power

Print and radio journalist.

The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, The Age, Mail Online, Crikey, The Diplomat, NK News, National Catholic Register, Vice, Mashable, The Korea Herald, RTE, the BBC, KBS, TBS Efm and Arirang.

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South Korea's unification school stokes controversy | NK News ...

South Korea's unification school stokes controversy...

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Foreign fiction present in North Korea, though restricted

With some of the tightest restrictions on information on the planet, North Korea would never be called a book lover’s paradise. But aside from the domestic propaganda that spans media from comic books to newspapers, a North Korean bookworm can hope to access a limited, but increasing selection of foreign...

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Book on defecting fighter pilot tackles North Korea’s founding

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, the latest non-fiction book by author Blaine Harden, is in large part the story of North Korea’s founding and the devastating war it launched, ending in a decades-long, continuing stalemate. To provide a human grounding, the grand historical arc is told through the...

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No evidence of attack on North Korean defector: Danish authorities

A prosecution office in Denmark has found no evidence to support claims by a North Korean asylum-seeker that he was attacked by agents of the Pyongyang government in the country late last year. Kåre Skjæveland, head prosecutor for the Mid West Jutland police department, told NK News on Wednesday that...

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Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?

It has been months since Western audiences got to finally pass judgment on The Interview, the Hollywood satire of Kim Jong Un that sparked frantic debate and controversy leading up to its release. Since the film hit in December, activist groups from South Korea and further afield have been trying...