Grantee Spotlight: Ho Park, Founder of The Daily N.K.

In Ho Park is the head of North Korean research at Daily NK, one of the largest and most influential online newspapers on North Korea-related news and information.  He is also one of its original founders, having spent extensive time recruiting and training North Korean citizen journalists on the Sino-North Korean border. His work on the North Korean economy has been featured in academic platforms including Zeitgeist, Korea International Trade Association, and Korea Development Institute, and it has been cited by media outlets including The Economist, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. He holds a M.A. in Journalism from Yonsei University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a B.A. in Economics from Korea National Open University. Mr. Park serves on the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights Committee and the CBCK Committee for the Reconciliation of the Korean People. 

The National Endowment for Democracy is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,300 grants to non-governmental initiatives – like The Daily N.K. – that promotes freedom of information.

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