Where Is Kim Jong-un? How Experts Track North Korea’s Leader | NYT News

Where Is Kim Jong-un? How Experts Track North Korea’s Leader | NYT News

Rumors are swirling about Kim Jong-un’s location and health. These North Korea experts showed us how they collect information about his secretive regime.

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62 Responses

  1. Christoph Koettl says:

    Hi all, I am one of the reporters who worked on this video.

    With so many rumors circulating about Kim Jong-un, we didn’t want to add more speculation. Instead, we wanted to explore what North Korea experts and observers are doing to keep track of developments in this secretive country.

    Direct access for independent observers such as journalists is highly restricted in North Korea. So what can be done? First, there are satellite images to track motorcades, trains, planes, or ships. This technology also allows us to look at activity at the residences of Kim Jong-un.

    Further, experts also look at state broadcasts for new visuals of Kim Jong-un, and keep an eye on unusual flight or military activities.

    None of these tools provide a magic bullet to figure out exactly what’s going on in real time. As one of the experts told me, it’s important to rely on multiple sources and to not jump to conclusions.

    If you are interested to see more about how we and others use new technologies and traditional reporting to conduct investigations of closed countries such as North Korea, check out these stories:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/video/coronavirus-north-korea.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSe9JDVczUc

  2. Adam Diaz says:

    This is a whole different level of stalking

  3. Kappa Emote says:

    Im more concerned for Kims Medical staff than Kim Jong Fatty himself.

  4. Jay Atlas says:

    It’s ok he just got lost in McDonalds, probably stuck in the children’s ball pit again

  5. Jareth Charles says:

    This is the weirdest “Where’s Waldo” game I’ve ever seen.

  6. Hanane 7an says:

    Us: Kim, where are you?
    Kim: confining

  7. Cosmoevents21st says:

    He’s on a beach in the South Pacific somewhere drinking margaritas. He’s had enough of this totalitarian business

  8. Odin's Playground says:

    Where in the world is Kim Jong-Sandiego?

  9. Geno Mitchalinni says:

    He has many impersonators. Maybe they’re taking auditions.

  10. Imee DeBarras says:

    He isolate himself just like everybody else:

  11. LASAGNA LARRY says:

    I feel like I’m now on an FBI watchlist. But for a good reason this time.

  12. JO says:

    Where’s Kim?

    Washed, embalmed, slightly thinner and self isolating in a wooden box.

  13. Bryan says:

    Well, I sure hope he’s ok – everybody knows Trump doesn’t like vegetables.

  14. Miscre8ted says:

    Kim Jong-Un: Wonder how they track me…..

    New York Times: These are the ways we track Kim Jong-Un.

  15. remon ray says:

    Kim Jong Un is only hiding in isolation due to COVID pandemic.

  16. Informal Settler says:

    If his father is Kim Jong Il then it makes sense he’s Kim Jong Unwell

    Ok I’ll show myself out

  17. Ikhwan Faded says:

    Us : Is Kim Jong Un alive or dead?
    North Korea : Yesn’t

  18. LT. Surge says:

    Listen closely:
    Trump: “I’ve HAD a very good relationship…”

    Kim is dead

  19. Overstar says:

    Kim Jong un: *hates vegetables*

    God: *_”I’ll make him a vegetable”_*

  20. Sans the Legend says:

    *”Where is Kim Jong-un?”*

    Me: He’s probably inside a coffin being carried by 6 African men to bury him alive.

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