2011 Annual Report

North Korea

Center for International Private Enterprise
To educate participants in the North Korean informal markets about entrepreneurship, free markets and the linkages between economic and societal liberalization. CIPE's strategy is to empower the market operators themselves so that they are better positioned to capitalize on the emerging political and economic space provided by these markets.

Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
To bring international attention to the human rights situation in North Korea and to promote awareness among South Koreans about North Korea. Citizens' Alliance will carry out international advocacy activities in Geneva, hold an international conference in Europe, and provide democratic civic eduation to North Korean defector youth.

Database Center for North Korean Human Rights
To make publicly available well-organized documentation on human rights conditions in North Korea. The Database will organize information from interviews as well as published and unpublished written testimonies; publish an annual white paper and special thematic reports in Korean and English; and carry out individualized data searches upon request for researchers, governments, UN bodies, and human-rights advocates.

Ewha Institute of Unification Studies
To educate South Korean NGOs, government agencies, and North Korean defectors about rights-based approaches to development programs and to encourage them to integrate these approaches in their work in North Korea. EIUS will organize a training course to help integrate human rights and democratic values into development programs in North Korea, and a civic education program for North Korean defectors to strengthen their understanding of civil society.

Imjingang Inc
To provide a platform for North Korean citizens to share information and opinions about North Korean culture, economics, politics, and other developments. Imjingang will produce a Korean-language quarterly magazine using materials gathered by reporters inside North Korea and distribute copies throughout the Korean peninsula and to Korean-speaking experts in the international community.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To strengthen the capacity of North Korean democracy advocates to act collectively by improving trust between a cross-section of Seoul-based organizations representing North Korean defector groups and South Korean advocacy organizations. The program will include three main components - an exchange program with advocacy groups from outside of the Korean Peninsula; consensus-building workshops; and organizational and advocacy capacity assessments.

Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights
To raise awareness of democratic ideas and values among North Korean citizens through education and training. The organization will use democracy education materials that are user-friendly and relevant to those born and raised in North Korea to provide a structured democracy education program for North Korean citizens in the region.

NK Reform Institute
To support the free flow of information into North Korea. NKRI will produce the North Korea Reform Radio program, which provides daily broadcasts of news, information, and commentary designed to encourage the development of independent public opinion inside the country.

North Korea Intellectual Solidarity
To build the capacity of a North Korean defector-run think tank, and to explore opportunities to begin laying the groundwork for civil society development in North Korea. NKIS will conduct research to gauge potential for civil society development work inside North Korea, and will produce digital material on democracy education which it will distribute in the Asia region.

Open North Korea
To support the free flow of information in North Korea. Open North Korea will produce timely and important news and information for the people of North Korea and provide a radio platform that enables organizations and groups in South Korea and elsewhere to broadcast information and feature programs into North Korea.

Radio Free Chosun
To support the free flow of information in North Korea. Radio Free Chosun will broadcast its daily program, which provides news and features and in-depth analyses on current affairs and issues in the Korean peninsula, to the North Korean public via shortwave radio.

The Daily NK
To disseminate accurate and timely information about North Korea. The Daily NK will produce an online newspaper serving audiences in South Korea and in the international community, and to produce training to citizen journalists in North Korea. The newspaper will include news and information about North Korean politics, economics, and society.

Developing Market Economy
To provide democracy and free market economy education and training to North Koreans who are active or potential participants in the jangmadang, or private markets. The organization will implement a pilot project to build the capacity of open-minded North Koreans who may ultimately serve as conduits for democratic ideals and values, and eventually, democracy activists in the North Korean markets.

Young Defectors' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
To build the capacity of North Korean defector students in South Korea and to encourage them to become more engaged on issues related to North Korean human rights and democracy. YDA will organize a leadership education program, including democracy education and outreach programs, a symposium, and a camp, to help equip defector students to serve as bridges between South and North Korea and to prepare them to take an active part in the civic life of a future democratic North Korea.