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Are jeans banned in North Korea?

When a clip of celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh went viral this week, it wasn’t anything to d...

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11.45 28 Mar 2024


Are jeans banned in North Korea?


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11.45 28 Mar 2024


When a clip of celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh went viral this week, it wasn’t anything to do with his green fingers. Instead, it was because his denim jeans had been blurred out on North Korean television. Many media outlets then stated this had been done because jeans were apparently banned in the country. But is this actually the case?

Sean was joined by Professor Hazel Smith from the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London and author of ‘North Korea: Markets and Military Rule’ to discuss...


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