Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor
Volume IV, Issue VIII
This week the 'other' weekly news magazine looks into the Bizarre world of Kim Jong Un. THYME also feels compelled to take a look.
When interstate 40 was completed, Journalist Charles Kerault quipped: "now it is possible to drive from coast to coast across this country without seeing anything." North Korea's motorways, on the other hand, give us a very good picture of life inside a land of stark contrasts.
A visitor to Pyonyang might, at first glance, think he's looking at one of North Korea's enormous missiles but he would actually be looking at the Ryugyong Hotel. This 105 story building's construction has been halted on numerous occasions by lack of funds.
Taking to the ten lane motorways gives us a fairly close-up look at the land's enormous programs and her poverty.
The Center for the Study of Global Christianity estimates that there are 467,894 Christians in North Korea and 10,592 Christian martyrs each year. Open Doors ministry lists the country as the world's worst religious persecutor.