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Pour la première fois, la rédaction vous propose aujourd’hui un témoignage photo exclusif, étonnant et glaçant, réalisé intégralement en Corée du Nord (République populaire démocratique de Corée) et exclusivement pour IEP Mag par un étudiant de Sciences Po Strasbourg. Ce recueil de photos prises notamment à Pyongyang (à part mention contraire – la zone démilitarisée par exemple -) ne constitue pas en soit un reportage ni une analyse poussée de la situation en Corée ou de ses habitants mais bel et bien un témoignage de mon voyage d’une semaine en Corée du Nord. Après hésitation j’ai décidé de publier ce diaporama plutôt qu’un long article car il était parfois très difficile de décrire ce que je voyais.
EDITOR'S NOTE _ Jean H. Lee, The Associated Press bureau chief in Seoul, and David Guttenfelder, AP's chief Asia photographer, have made numerous reporting trips to North Korea in recent years. They were granted unprecedented access on their latest journey to Pyongyang and areas outside the nation's showcase capital By JEAN H. LEE
North Korea is in the midst of a series of large-scale events designed to both commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers' Party, and to introduce heir apparent Kim Jong Un to the North Korean people and the world. Current leader Kim Jong Il is now 69 years old and ailing, and has now positioned his twenty-something son, Kim Jong Un, as his successor through recent military and party promotions, and through media coverage of him by his father's side. Many western reporters were invited to these performances, though their freedom to cover events was still limited by minders. Collected here are images from the recent highly-orchestrated events in Pyongyang, and the "young general" Kim Jong Un. ( 33 photos total ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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Updated Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:08am AEDT Sorry, this video cannot be played. You may need to install the latest version of Adobe Flash Video: Footage shows starving N Korea children (ABC News) Occasionally the veil is pulled back from the secretive state of North Korea and the world gets a glimpse of what life is like there. The latest snapshot is not good.
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) "is the only full-time grassroots organization in North America devoted to the North Korean human rights and humanitarian crises. LiNK provides protection and aid to North Korean refugees hiding in China and, utilizing a modern-day underground railroad through Southeast Asia, rescues refugees and helps them to reach freedom. LiNK’s global grassroots movement works to redefine public perception on North Korea, shifting attention away from the politics and onto the people, and provides a way for concerned citizens to come alongside the North Korean people and help bring about positive change.
By Holly Williams, Sky correspondent Food shortages are leaving many children in North Korea severely malnourished, with aid groups warning that some could face starvation without access to food. Rare pictures from inside North Korea show children suffering from acute malnutrition. In a hospital ward in South Hwanghae Province, emaciated toddlers are shown daubed with antiseptic, and attached to drips.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea's state-run (and only) news agency, sporadically releases photos of reclusive 69-year-old leader Kim Jong-il as he makes "on-the-spot" guidance visits. Kim Jong-il, continuing a practice begun by his father, Kim Il-sung, makes these visits to factories and facilities throughout the country, purportedly to offer his personal guidance. Followed by army officers, security personnel and plant managers - most carrying pencils and notepads to record the guidance of "Dear Leader" - he examines, listens, gives a talk, poses, then moves on, entourage in tow. When viewing the photos below, keep in mind that the KCNA is a state-run operation, most of the photos are undated, no photographers are credited, and independent verification of circumstances is nearly impossible. Collected here are a few recent photos released by the KCNA of Kim Jong-il giving "on-the-spot" field guidance. ( 31 photos total ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Celebrating 60 years of existence this year, North Korea holds out as the last Stalinist state in the world. In such a restrictive society, it is difficult - if not impossible - for residents to get news of the outside world, and for the outside world to see in. What photography comes out of North Korea is either state-produced, state-approved, or at the very least state-managed (visitors are restricted in their movement). Still, if you look over the following images with those restrictions in mind, one can still get some idea of life in North Korea in 2008. These photos were all taken within the past six months - some taken from the borders, peering in, others provided by North Korea itself, and several generously shared by freelance photographer Eric Lafforgue , who recently spent some time inside the country. ( 32 photos total ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Yesterday, November 23rd, North Korea fired scores of artillery shells at the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, killing at least four (two soldiers, two civilians), wounding 18 more, destroying several houses, and setting numerous fires in one of the most serious clashes between the two countries in decades. North Korea claimed it was a response to earlier shells fired by South Korea - which the South acknowledged had been fired, but as an exercise, and not into North Korean territory. 70,000 South Korean troops were beginning an annual nationwide military drill called "Safeguarding the Nation" in the area, near the spot where a South Korean naval vessel was sunk in March, killing 46 sailors - which Seoul also blamed on North Korea.
Share: Check out these amazingly depressing photos from the Mangyongdae fun fair in North Korea! Taken by Alex Hoban of Vice Magazine (who did a great, biting writeup), they show a theme park in dangerous dis-repair… can you imagine getting on that roller coaster rusting away?! After waiting an hour for an attendant to bang some bolts back into place, Alex did it and lived to tell the tail . Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea.