Kim Jong-il

Tinder

I Went on a Tinder Date to North Korea

It wasn't the worst Tinder date I've ever been on.
Nyima Pratten
1.25.19
Broadly

'My People Are Brainwashed': The Women Who Escaped North Korea

From putting their families at risk of execution to struggles with guilt and paranoia, freedom comes at a cost for those who flee the Hermit Kingdom.
Bobbie van der List
2.23.18
Music

North Korea's Secret Weapon Is Terrible Synth Pop

For the last 50 years, the North Korean government has controlled all music in The Hermit Kingdom. But Kim Jong-un may be losing control of his propaganda machine thanks to simple technology and the power of pop music.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.10.17
NORTH KOREA

Trump's Options for Dealing with North Korea Are All Terrible

Experts explain how we got here and run through the options for avoiding a devastating regional war.
Allie Conti
4.26.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

We were in North Korea during its latest failed missile launch

We were in Pyongyang while North Koreans celebrated the 105th anniversary of founder and former leader Kim Il-sung.
VICE News
4.24.17
Vice News Tonight

We go inside North Korea

Concern about North Korea's nuclear program is as high as its ever been and we were in Pyongyang when the government announced a surprise, "Big Event"
VICE News
4.14.17
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Threw a Massive Cooking Competition to Celebrate Kim Jong-Il's Birthday

There ain't no party like a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party, because a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party don’t stop.
Alex Swerdloff
2.10.17
Film

The Filmmaking Couple Kidnapped by Kim Jong-il to Put North Korean Cinema on the Map

We talked to the directors of 'The Lovers and the Despot' about their new documentary, which tells an unlikely tale of kidnapping, cinema, and a dictator turned cupid.
Matthew Salesses
9.26.16
asia & pacific

BBC Team Expelled From North Korea for 'Disrespectful' Reporting

The British reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes had "distorted facts and realities" in his coverage, said a North Korean official, and would never be let into the country again.
Reuters and VICE News
5.9.16
asia & pacific

North Korea's Kim Jong-un Celebrates Nuclear Tests, Consolidates Power at Party Congress

Thousands of delegates from around North Korea had been expected to attend the first congress to be held since 1980, before the 33-year-old Kim was born.
VICE News and Reuters
5.7.16
NORTH KOREA

Nukes, Millennials, and the Wizard of Oz: What to Expect at North Korea’s First Party Congress in 36 Years

North Korea expert Michael Madden says the congress won't be "Real World: Pyongyang," but it could reveal some very interesting details, like seeing which officials have and haven't been executed.
Keegan Hamilton
5.5.16
asia & pacific

North Korea Marks the Birth of its Founding Father with Embarrassing Missile Launch Failure

If North Korean founding father Kim Il-sung was looking down from above as his successors celebrated his birthday today he may have been a little disappointed.
VICE News and Reuters
4.15.16
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