A book named Rimjin-gang--News from Inside North
just became available. It's a compilation of years of
reporting by a group of about 12 North Koreans using video and still cameras to
record everyday life in North Korea. The title comes from the Rimjin River
(Imjin in English), which forms part of the Demilitarized Zone that separates
North and South Korea. Japanese and Korean readers have been able to read the Rimjin-gang
magazine since 2007.
Ishimaru Jiro, Rimjingang's editor and publisher, is the driving force behind organizing a group of North Koreans, to whom he gave video and still cameras. He works with Asia Press, a cooperative started in Japan in 1987 to foster independent journalism in Asia.