Saturday, August 22, 2009

Latest re Euna Lee and Laura Ling

I am very disturbed the latest report on what happened with Laura Ling and Euna Lee. According to this report, they were filming North Korean refugees and the activists who help them. Apparently, when they were caught by the North Korean government, their footages landed in the hands of the North Korean government, jeopardizing the lives and work of the refugees and the activists. If that is true, their behavior is truly naive. If journalists are going to put people's lives at risk for their news, they have a duty to ensure that their sources are safeguarded from harm. Apparently, the PR guys at Current TV have a different version, so I am waiting for them to speak out. And I hope they do soon.


  1. I hope there is a different version. Those sources don't have Bill Clinton handy to swoop in and save them. Don't get me wrong - I approved of Bill Clinton's mission, but you are correct. It would be naive of those journalists not to understand the relative peril between them and their subjects.


  2. To Anonymous @ 8:26 pm -

    I agree w/ everything you said. Also, I would be interested to see whether they were experienced enough, as journalists, to take on this sort of activity in such sensitive a part of the world.

  3. Euna Lee and Laura Ling have just released their version of what happened to them in North Korea. It's posted on the Current TV website.