Carmen Choong, NKR Intern
North Korean Childhood? An Interview with Dr. Christoper Richardson
Pictured on both national propaganda and the human rights posters of Western media, the children of North Korea fulfill an important political role. Human rights NGOs frequently reproduce images of dirty, poor, and emaciated children in need of help, while other children are captured uniformed, performing or cheering for the great leader. In both circumstances, it is easy to deem the North Korean state as an oppressor, depriving children of a childhood in play and innocence.