Headlines of North Korean periodical
articles now accessible through the Information Center on North Korea website
May 14, 2021
To increase access for the general public and researchers to
official and public data of North Korea and improve information
service, the Ministry of Unification will upload lists of Rodong
Sinmun article headlines on the website of the Information Center on
North Korea starting May 14, 2021.
Previously, searching for Rodong Sinmun articles online was not
possible. Those who wished to browse had to visit the Information
Center in Seocho-dong, Seoul in person.
Beginning May 14, people can search the entire archive list of
730,000 Rodong Sinmun headlines through the Center’s website
(unibook.unikorea.go.kr) as well as the North Korea Information Portal (nkinfo.unikorea.go.kr).
The headline list includes 730,000 Rodong Sinmun articles from 1946
to 2019, and the Ministry will make available 240,000 articles of the
Minju Choson and the Munhak Sinmun, etc. in May.
* Article lists of the following North Korean periodicals will be
open to the public : Rodong Sinmun (1946-2019), Minju Choson
(1951-1967 and 2004-2019), Munhak Sinmun (1956-1967 and 2004-2019),
and The Pyongyang Times (1968-1974 and 2004-2019).
* Due to
Covid-19, there has been a delay in obtaining the North’s papers
published since 2020. Once the resources are acquired, the Ministry
will open it to the public.
The Ministry will upload the list of North Korean articles that were
published after 2020 as soon as it gets hold of the periodicals. The
public can read the actual articles at the Center after checking the
list of headlines online.
The Ministry of Unification will continue to improve its information
provision service of North Korean resources to offer convenience in
accessing the data for objective understanding and research purposes.