About Mansudae Korea
Mansudae Korea was started in September 2018 originally as a repository for interesting information pertaining to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The DPRK is uniquely fascinating due to the lack of reliable information coming out of the country; therefore the original aim of this site was to provide some context to the constant North Korea news cycle.
We attempt to keep up-to-date with the breaking news and important revelations occurring in and around the DPRK whilst also covering interesting topics which many media outlets do not have time to cover. Since 2018, the site has grown significantly with numerous articles from new contributors, a section devoted to educating people about the country through interactive mapping and a 'DPRK Radio' page which is run by a dedicated contributor who records and uploads the internationally broadcast 'Voice of Korea'.
About the Editor
Benjamin Weston first began studying the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 2012 after seeing it on the news during the early months of the Marshal Kim Jong Un's premiership. In 2018 he started he moved to Seoul to study Korean and started a small online blog about North Korea. That month, he registered the domain and the website was born.
After spending 6 months in South Korea and visiting the border numerous times, he moved to Beijing where he started working for a Beijing-based North Korea travel company.
He first visited the DPRK in July 2019.