I just think this is so crazy. I know Lisa Ling had reported from North Korea when she was a reporter for National Geographic. Ling also did an investigative piece on North Korea as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Lisa even explained how she needed to be careful and conceal her status as an American or she could be thrown in jail. She is fearless. The North Koreans seem like they are up to something and I’m afraid to see what it is.
OMG YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO – EERIE!! Lisa Ling on North Korea. It’s only the first part of the video but eerie, nonetheless.
Press release from Reuters:
North Korea said on Saturday it had detained two Americans for “illegally” entering the country by crossing the border with China.
Laura Ling (Lisa Ling’s sister) and Euna Lee are the two journalists currently being detained. South Korean media and diplomatic sources said this week North Korean security officials detained two female American journalists on Tuesday who were filming across the Tumen River from the Chinese side of the border.
“Two Americans were detained on March 17 while illegally intruding into the territory of the DPRK (North Korea) by crossing the DPRK-China border. A competent organ is now investigating the case,” the North’s official news agency KCNA said without giving more details.
A media source has said the two women were working for Current TV, a U.S.-based online news company.
A diplomatic source said earlier the reporters were on the frozen Tumen river when taken by North Korean security guards. The Tumen runs along the eastern section of the border with China.
The arrests come at a time of mounting tension as the North has said it will launch a satellite early in April as part of its space communication programme.
U.S. officials say the launch is intended to test a rocket that could potentially carry a warhead as far as U.S. territory.
Picture by Kevork Djansezian, AP