International Media Coverage

Ever since the start of the first Moon Jae-in – Kim Jong-un summit at the end of April we’ve received several requests for comment from various media outlets from around the world. For all of our multilingual friends and supporters out there, here is a sampler of some recent international news coverage: O Estado de […]

Jinhye and Grace Jo’s recent public appearances

Over the past couple months President Jinhye and Vice President Grace Jo have given talks on several university campuses across the United States about their personal experiences escaping North Korea and their own perspective on recent events on the Korean Peninsula: On March 17, Jinhye participated in Georgetown THiNK’s annual conference, LIFE in North Korea. […]

Grace Jo at GWU THiNK: “I am a North Korean and I am a human being”

By Charlotte Decker; photos by Mary Chen On Friday, April 13 George Washington University’s THiNK organization hosted NKinUSA’s Vice President, Grace Jo, for a dinner and discussion on the North Korean human rights crisis. Leading the discussion, Grace Jo shared her own experiences as a North Korean refugee and the hardships both her and her […]

January and February Rescue Updates

Today we want to update you about the successful rescue of three North Korean refugees, our first for 2018, whom we recently learned arrived safely to freedom in Thailand. Ms. Kang Keumok (46) (all names are aliases) was originally arrested and spent two years in a North Korean prison after being found in possession of […]

Vice President Grace Jo, Board Member Andrew Hong, speak at Harvard

By Mridhu Khanna; photos by Alex Melagrano A North Korean defector spoke Saturday about the hardships, horrors and trials she and her family endured trying to escape the country over the course of a decade. At a cultural event at Harvard University, song and dance were presented alongside a discussion with Grace Jo in a […]