Defecting North Korea | Get Real | Channel NewsAsia Connect

Every year, about 1,500 North Korean defectors risk their lives to escape their repressive homeland and make it to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Instead of a better life, many struggle to pick their feet up again when they are faced with discrimination and despair.

Watch the full Get Real episode of Escape To Despair here:

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TV Producer: Hoe Yeen Nie

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Get Real is one of Channel NewsAsia’s longest running current affairs documentary programme, featuring investigative reports from across Asia. Launched in 2004 as the channel’s flagship Asian current affairs show, the award-winning programme reports on issues affecting Asians, and reveals the uncomfortable reality of life and living in a region which is as diverse as it is complex. You think you know Asia. But on this show, the team meets ordinary Asians with less than ordinary stories, and presents to you different side of a region.

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