Being Held Captive

Monday, April 26, 2010

Most people will never know what it is like to be held captive in a hostile country. Unfortunately, journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, have an intimate understanding of this. For four months Ling and Lee were held captive in North Korea. The journalist were there on assignment, working on a story about human trafficking. They crossed over into North Korea, without visas, briefly. After help from former President Bill Clinton, North Korea pardoned both journalist. For the first time they will speak on camera about their experiences being held captive. On Wednesday, May 19 at 10/9c, Current TV, will feature the Vanguard special, “Captive in North Korea.” This special will have interviews with both Ling and Lee.

Ling and her sister Lisa Ling, also wrote the book, “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home,” that comes out May 18.

1 comments:

Julia Robinson April 28, 2010 at 9:42 AM  

This is a pretty amazing story. Journalism adventures like this were always intriguing to read about when I was younger, and honestly helped me get interested in journalism. Usually they were stories I read in books or saw in movies, though, and the real thing is a little more scary! I will definitely have to tune in on May 19 to hear from Ling and Lee.

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