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‘Covering North Korea’: IPI World Congress 2011

As a nine-year-old child in North Korea, Chol-Hwan Kang was sent with his family to a concentration camp after his grandfather was accused of treason. The next 10 years were a constant struggle to stay alive. He ate rats to survive. He watched friends die from exhaustion and hunger. Kang attributes his escape to South […]

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Two US journalists detained in North Korea released after surprise visit by former US President Bill Clinton

The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes the release of US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were detained by North Korea on 17 March close to the North Korean border with China and had been sentenced to 12 years hard labour. They had been reporting on the trafficking of women for Current TV, a […]

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North Korea should take the lead from Iran and free American journalists

North Korea’s leader should take the lead from Iran, which released an Iranian-American reporter this week, and immediately drop their case against two American journalists who are set to go to trial on 4 June for allegedly entering the country illegally, the International Press Institute said today. North Korea’s state-run news agency reported that two […]

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IPI calls for release of journalists being used as ‘political hostages’ in Iran, North Korea

Iran and North Korea should immediately free journalists who are being used as apparent political hostages in their wider diplomatic disputes with the United States, the International Press Institute said today. The sentencing of an Iranian-American radio reporter on espionage charges last week and the continued detention of two American journalists who were seized in […]

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