Dem. People's Rep. of Korea - COI

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Mr Gilberto Algar-Faria

Email: g [dot] j [dot] algar-fariaatbristol [dot] ac [dot] uk

Gilberto has researched North Korea intermittently since 2010, and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Bristol. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney from July until September 2014 and a Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Centre since December 2013. His work on North Korea centres on the rights of individuals within the state and methods of productive engagement for other states hoping to improve—or at least not to harm—those rights. As part of this, he has published on North Korean foreign policy behaviour (both academic articles and policy briefings) and delivers regular talks and visiting lectures on the nature of North Korean society, politics and economy. His article ‘How does North Korea signal to other regional actors?’ in the POLIS Journal and his Foreign Policy Centre Briefing ‘North Korea wants peace, and it should be given peace’ are both freely available online.

Stephen Haggard

Email: shaggardatucsd [dot] edu

Stephan Haggard is the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Director of the school’s Korea-Pacific Program. Professor Haggard has written extensively on the politics and economics of East Asia, with a particular interest in Korea. His work on the North Korean political economy with Marcus Noland includes a report on the North Korean refugee issue. Professor Haggard is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Visiting Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank and the OECD. He has testified before Congress on the Asian financial crisis and on food aid to North Korea and written a number of opinion pieces on Korea. He and Marcus Noland write the widely-read Witness to Transformation blog on North Korea which also features refugee issues.

Leonid Petrov

leonid [dot] petrovatanu [dot] edu [dot] au

Leonid Petrov wrote his doctoral thesis “Socio-economic School and the Formation of North Korean Official Historiography” at the Australian National University in Canberra. Between 2003 and 2005, Dr Petrov conducted post-doctoral research at the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam and taught Korean History at the Intercultural Institute of California (San Francisco) and Keimyung University in Daegu. In 2006-2007, he was Chair of Korean Studies at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in France. Between 2009 and 2012, he taught Korean History and Language at the University of Sydney. Currently, Dr. Petrov teaches at the International College of Management, Sydney. Dr Petrov has published extensively on North and South Korea and blogs about both countries. 

 

Internet Freedom

Reporters Without Borders has published a list of 10 "internet enemies", i.e. countries that actively restrict access to the internet, censor content and pursue and imprison those who upload, contribute and view content which criticises the government. There are corresponding articles detailing the legal obstacles for internet users, and the consequences for those who fall foul of the law. Myanmar is on this list.
Reporters Without Borders has published a list of 10 "internet enemies", i.e. countries that actively restrict access to the internet, censor content and pursue and imprison those who upload, contribute and view content which criticises the government. There are corresponding articles detailing the legal obstacles for internet users, and the consequences for those who fall foul of the law. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is on this list.
 

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