Jang Jin-sung

Poet, Spy, Escapee

North Korea

Jang Jin-sung, author of the book “Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee – A Look Inside North Korea”, is founder and Editor-in-chief of New Focus, an authoritative news outlet reporting on North Korea. Before defecting to South Korea in 2004, he had worked as a reporter for the Korean Central Broadcasting Committee, a state-owned broadcaster in North Korea, and as an officer of Office 101 in the United Front Department of the Worker’s Party. Af- ter arriving in South Korea, he worked at the Institute for National Security Strategy in Seoul.