Uriminzokkiri

Site Name: Uriminzokkiri (“our nation”)

Site address: http://www.uriminzokkiri.com

Site host: The site is hosted by China Unicom in Shenyang, about 200 kilometers from the border with the DPRK.

Domain registration: The domain name is held by “Korea 615 Shenyang Co.,” with an address in Shenyang. (“615″ could be a reference to the June 15th North-South Joint Declaration). The same company runs the Our Nation School and Ryugyong Clip websites.

Site Contents: Korean-language news and information from official news sources in the DPRK.

History: The site made headlines in mid 2010 when it launched a channel on YouTube. It followed with a Twitter feed and Facebook account, although the Facebook was shutdown for a terms of service violation. The violation appears to have been a technicality: the account was set up as a personal account and not a company account. A Flickr account also exists.

Last update: Dec. 7, 2010