The internet in North Korea is one of the most misunderstood things in the world. Despite people thinking that North Korea is not connected to the internet– it is. You can read more about the interesting world of the North Korean internet here and intranet here. We have put together a list of some of the most prominent North Korean government websites.
Although small in comparison to many other countries, a number of North Korean government agencies have an online presence in Korean, and on occasion in English.
We have also included a few links to NGO’s, or people like Chongryon who although not ran from the DPRK, are close enough to warrant inclusion on the list.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The most “senior” website of the DPRK (government wise) online. The website is in English and Korean, and although it often carries similar content to other focal channels, it occasionally makes official government announcements. It’s one of the central government websites of North Korea.
Financial Intelligence Agency –
A truly fascinating website that represents the North Korea agency that overseas financial affairs, such as illegal payments. How this works in a sanctioned country is anyone’s guess. Not much on the website, and almost exclusively in Korean.
Maritime Administration of DPR Korea –
North Korean agency overseeing merchant shipping in the country, in both English and Korean with a whole host of information about where ships are registered amongst other things.
DPRK Website Portal –
This is a focal point of the government websites of North Korea where technically at least you can look up all websites based in Pyongyang, or are using the .kp TLD. Korean language only. The difference is with advertisements for various websites, as well as a contact e-mail and phone number.
Outside Korea: Chongryon
Official portal in Korean and Japanese for the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, abbreviated to Chongryon. They represent the North Korean residents of Japan, and act as an unofficial embassy between the DPRK and Japan.