photo, travel | December 18, 2006 | 22 Comments »

The human rights record of North Korea is extremely difficult to fully assess due to the secretive and closed nature of the country. The North Korean government makes it very difficult for foreigners to enter the country and strictly monitors their activities when they do. Even aid workers are subject to considerable scrutiny and excluded from places and regions the government does not wish them to enter. Since citizens cannot freely leave the country, it is mainly from stories of refugees and defectors that the nation’s human rights record has been constructed. The government’s position, expressed through the Korean Central News Agency, is that North Korea has no human rights issue, because its socialist system was chosen by the people and serves them faithfully.

























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Horaayy..there are 22 comment(s) for me so far ;)

# 1 - Serkan Yer?en - 18/12/2006 - 11:19 am

pretty interesting.


# 2 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 8:47 pm

Whereas the original versions of these pictures were larger and well-captioned, you’ve left us with small, un-captioned pictures that you stole with only a size 8 “attribution” to the original source and the brave person who took the photos (“thanks tema.ru”). You should be ashamed.


# 3 - Corey Clayton - 18/12/2006 - 9:02 pm

That’s pretty eerie….considering there’s very few people out in public in any of the shots. Very nice look behind the wall…..


# 4 - Gavin - 18/12/2006 - 9:10 pm

add captions, please


# 5 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 9:16 pm

so peaceful and beautiful. i wish more places could look like that. too bad humans can’t organize meaningfully without an iron fist or an eye in the sky.


# 6 - L. - 18/12/2006 - 9:41 pm

Amazing. I am fond of their culture, yet in all of these pictures there is an empty feeling or some sort of seemingly baron aspect about the dprk.


# 7 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 9:51 pm

WOW, Not what I was expecting at all, remarkably aside from the 6 yr old carrying an that lil gun of his, the country seems quite empty and peaceful.


# 8 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 9:55 pm

The article seems to complain that peoples’ photos without their permission. That’s no different than in the US. There are cameras everywhere if you look for them.


# 9 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 10:02 pm

why many north korean people still blindly embrace their government while it is treating them as prisoners (electric fence along the beach).


# 10 - James - 18/12/2006 - 10:11 pm

way to steal another one’s work.


# 11 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 10:33 pm

Everything is so…gray.


# 12 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 10:48 pm

What a wonderful country : no traffic jams :D


# 13 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 11:17 pm

Real peaceful, since you have to hide all day and watch what you say lest you be executed…..

And no one on the street because they are too busy looking for food……


# 14 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 11:20 pm

Very similar to eastern european countries before the revolutions in the 80’s. The cult of personality everywhere.


# 15 - Anonymous - 18/12/2006 - 11:42 pm

is everything on this site stolen with poor/no attribution?


# 16 - NeonCorba - 18/12/2006 - 11:51 pm

There is a link on author under a post.
Dont cry


# 17 - Anonymous - 19/12/2006 - 12:10 am

You suck. I saw these pix on another site months ago. Each one had commentary that added so much to the picture itself. It’s unconscionable that you would re-post these on your site with so little effort at attribution to the original source. You are a hack artist and you ought to take these shots down.


# 18 - vs - 19/12/2006 - 1:10 am

Those are very striking pictures


# 19 - Anonymous - 19/12/2006 - 2:19 am

everything looks so clean and orderly


# 20 - Anonymous - 21/12/2006 - 12:25 pm

I guess theft and plagiarism is what they teach in educational institutions these days. These pictures are a blatant ripoff from tema.ru


# 21 - Anonymous - 21/12/2006 - 12:55 pm

hey anonimouses!
dont you see there is a link after this post


# 22 - Anonymous - 25/02/2007 - 1:56 am

wow think it really sucks that they always have a big brother watching them…but think about it, if they do it in norht korea…whats stopping them from doing it here? just something for everyone to contemplate.


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