Mensenrechten met Chinese karakteristieken

Na de Algemene Vergadering van de Verenigde Naties is het nu tijd voor kleinere discussies tussen de landen in New York. Tijdens de bijeenkomst van de zogeheten Derde Comité botste China met enkele andere landen over mensenrechten. Eerder schreef ik al over het belang aandacht te besteden aan de Chinese opmars in de VN, waar […]

Speak out against trivialisation of the North Korean issue

Today an issue played regarding a September publication in fashion magazine Elle that listed ‘North Korean Chic’ as a top fashion trend for this autumn. Small as this slight may seem, it is a good example of trivialisation that happens with regard to the North Korean issue. Look at those silly North Koreans in their retro […]

Haunting documentary on North Korean camps: ‘Camp 14: Total Control Zone’

It might ruin your day, watching this documentary. But I think that you should nevertheless. It tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, a North Korean who was born inside concentration camp 14. His father had gotten his mother as reward for good labour. Interviewing Shin and two former guards who defected to the South, the […]