Global News Journal

North Korea provides internet comic fuel

June 24, 2009

Despite the seriousness with which the world takes North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, the isolated country remains a rich source of humour for cartoonists, satirists and comedians around the world.

North Korean Revolutionary Tunes Sink to Bottom of the Sea

April 7, 2009

                                              By Jon Herskovitz

Birthday boy Kim Jong-il needs a mountain to house his gifts

February 16, 2009

                                                          By Jack Kim

Half-baked men, hooligans and other insults from North Korea

January 11, 2009

By Jon Herskovitz

The end of the Bush administration will likely bring an end to one of my favourite guilty pleasures of reporting on North Korea, which is the verbal battle between Washington and Pyongyang. Prickly North Korea will undoubtedly fire rhetorical volleys at Barack Obama’s team but it may be hard to match the vitriolic language it has levelled at the administration of outgoing President George W. Bush, which in North Korean parlance is “a bunch of tricksters and political imbeciles who are the center of a plot breeding fraud and swindle”.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-il: Proof of life

December 18, 2008

                                                          By Jon Herskovitz

The kinder, gentler side of North Korean communists

By Reuters Staff
November 19, 2008

 

                                 By Jack Kim
North and South Koreans have been divided for more than 50 years by one of the world’s most heavily fortified borders. When we come into contact, it is almost always in small and carefully arranged visits.

Greater freedom in Pyongyang than Seoul?

By Reuters Staff
November 17, 2008

                                                           By Jack Kim
For about eight straight years I’ve been covering North Korea, one of the world’s most closed countries with a human rights record that is roundly criticised as one of the worst on the globe.