UPDATE (June 2021): We have updated our existing databases to include articles from 2020 and added two new databases: KCNA articles in Korean (Oct. 2013 – Jan. 2021) and English-language articles from the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Apr. 2017 – Jan. 2021). For more information and to access the new databases, please visit our dataverse.
Please click here for our articles on North Korea. To research using our databases, please select one of the options below:
KCNA – search articles from our database of North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency English content posted from 1 October 2008 to 27 February 2020. This content represents all English content available at the time of the scrape in February 2020, just over 85,000 unique articles. To research the data visually, use the Tableau visualization on the KCNA page, or the one below. For those interested in downloading the raw data, please visit our Harvard Dataverse.
Visit the Rodong Sinmun page to search English articles posted from 2 January 2018 to 31 December 2019. This content represents all articles available at the time of the scrape in January 2020, just over 7,100 unique articles. For those interested in downloading the raw data, please visit our Harvard Dataverse.
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