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Help send journalists to the China-NK border region - and tell us what you want them to investigate
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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Big projects always require lots of caffeine to get them off the ground, more so when involving North Korea. To say thank you for your help, we’ll send you a limited edition coffee cup bearing the design of Pyongyang’s infamous “Unha-3” rocket: the one which in 2012 made North Korea the tenth country in the world to successfully put a satellite into space.

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    $35 will go a long way into helping us investigate on-the-ground story leads. To say thank you, choose one of our custom designed t-shirts and celebrate North Korean beer, the challenge of the Pyongyang Marathon, or the technical prowess of the Unha-3 rocket system (if that’s your thing). T-shirts made with extra-high quality cotton, including screen-printed artwork for long-term durability.

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    Want to help us do some great reporting but can't decide if you want a t-shirt OR a coffee mug? Then this reward is for you.

    Select any t-shirt AND get a Unha-3 rocket coffee cup.

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    $99 will really help us investigate the border region. To say thank you, choose THREE of our custom designed t-shirts and celebrate North Korean beer, the challenge of the Pyongyang Marathon, or the technical prowess of the Unha-3 rocket system (if that’s your thing). T-shirts made with extra-high quality cotton, including screen-printed artwork for long-term durability.

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    Get one year of access to the NK News website, any t-shirt of your choice, a coffee mug, and participate in a special Google Hangout series where you can suggest article and topic ideas to NK News editors. We’ll be eternally grateful!

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    Bring Eric Lafforgue's stunning North Korea photography, used extensively on NK News, to your home. Choose any image from his extensive North Korea library and we'll send you a high quality, professional 12” X 8” digital print, signed by Eric himself from his studio in France.

    You’ll also get a one year subscription to the NK News website and the opportunity to participate in a special Google Hangout series where you can suggest article and topic ideas to NK News editors.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Directly influence what we’re doing. Today. You’ll get the opportunity to have Dr. Andrei Lankov or one of our defector writers write a column on any subject of your choice.

    Also, you’ll get special invites to our exclusive annual North Korea watchers dinner events where you’ll get the chance to meet experts and specialists up-close, a year’s access to the site, any three t-shirts of your choice, both ebooks, and a free coffee cup!

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Get one year's access to NK News Pro (normally $999), complete with:

    Signed Eric Lafforgue print of North Korea, special invites to our exclusive annual North Korea watchers dinner events where you’ll meet experts and specialists up-close, any three t-shirts of your choice, free coffee cup, and two ebooks.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Go for dinner with NK News Columnist Dr. Andrei Lankov and NK News Director Chad O'Carroll in either Washington DC or Seoul and discuss North Korea in person.

    Also get a signed Eric Lafforgue print of North Korea, special invites to our exclusive annual North Korea watchers dinner events where you’ll get meet experts and editors up-close, a year’s Pro access to the site, any three t-shirts of your choice, and a free coffee cup!

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    NK News Founder Chad O'Carroll, who led the North Korea Travel project, will closely consult with you to build a highly customized one week tour of the country, with the aim of giving you the clearest possible insight into real life in North Korea. Furthermore, Dr. Andrei Lankov and O’Carroll will fly to Beijing prior to your trip to conduct a private day and evening-long briefing with you about the country, advising you what to look out for and answering questions.

    Reward level includes all tour fees, travel, hotels, and meals for one passenger. Additional tourists may join the week long visit at a fee of $2300 per person.

    Main donor will also get a signed Eric Lafforgue print of North Korea, special invites to our exclusive annual North Korea watchers dinner events where you’ll get the chance to meet experts and editors up-close, a year’s Pro access to the site, any three t-shirts of your choice, ebooks, and a free coffee cup!

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    Thank you! In return for your assistance, pick one of two specially made ebooks, reserved exclusively for Kickstarter donors like yourself.

    "Daily Life in North Korea" by Dr. Andrei Lankov is a compilation of twelve essays by the world's leading specialist on all things DPRK. Through these essays, find out what it's like to live inside the world's most secretive state.

    "Recipes of North Korea" presents twelve popular and easy-to-make recipes from right across the DPRK. Three defectors - and one South Korean chef - will guide you through the recipes with photos and instructions especially adapted for Western kitchens.

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