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NK News is an independent, privately-owned specialist information source that focuses on North Korea. The site aims to be the most evidence-based and reliable source of news, opinion, and data on North Korea in the world. Funded almost entirely through user subscriptions, NK News has no agenda to fulfill beyond being an honest broker of timely and reliable information to its readers. 

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“Ever since it began, NK News has been part of my essential daily reading on North Korea. 

It has become a primary source of information for the North Korea watching community.”

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"The Panel found that being able to have access to NK News’s regular reporting, its specialized offerings and its staff added greatly to our effectiveness.

They were all models of clarity, independence and probity, and helped us by often providing context and corroboration for our own information."

Between five and ten articles are published on NK News every business day, including exclusive news, detailed analysis and informed opinion.

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The "North Korea:  Month in Review" is a 30-40 page news summary product including analysis on all the latest devleopments, sorted by category.

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"North Korea: A Month in Review"

With our "North Korea: Month in Review" service you'll get an in-depth news-summary product every month, tracing key developments across a range of sectors. Normally reserved for PRO members, this exceptional product will keep you up-to-date on developments across a wide range of issue topics.

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Every 30 days, NK PRO conducts an in-depth analytic review of news on the peninsula for the prior month-long period. Helpful for those who don't have time to follow things on a day-by-day basis, our monthly product includes:

- An executive summary of top-line findings;
- Detailed summary & analysis on a wide range of specialist focus areas;
- Careful consideration on how developments will likely impact government and businesses stakeholders;
- A preview of five events most likely to create news in the coming month.

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