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North Korea Journalists

Michael Calderone

Associated Press Opening Bureau In North Korea | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.29.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- North Korea, a totalitarian country ranked near the bottom in the world on the press freedom index, presents one of the toughest challenge...

A Rare Glimpse Inside North Korea

New York Times | SHARON LaFRANIERE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Girls' soccer teams waged a fierce battle outside a huge gymnasium. Two young brides, one resplendent in a white gown and th...

Without Freedom of Expression

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

10 years. That's the length of the sentence that Thai man, Suwicha Thakor, received in April for posting two comments on a website deemed insulting to Thailand's monarchy.

Escape From North Korea

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The American captives are safely home. But was it right to give in to North Korea's obvious diplomatic blackmail?

The Rescue of Ling, Lee, and the National Mood

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

When the two women disembarked, after tears, hugs and kisses, Bill Clinton chose not to speak. This said more about the former president than any of his words could have conveyed.

Thank You - Laura Ling and Euna Lee Pardoned

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gotham Chopra

Today, because of the efforts of thousands of activists, supporters, and well-wishers on channels like this one, Laura and Euna were pardoned and are on their way home with former Pres. Clinton.

The Answer Man: Bill Clinton's Comeback

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Now that Bill has successfully completed his North Korea mission, will Obama use him as the magic bullet to solve crises? Or will Bill become a freelancer, exceeding his mandate?

These (Agonizing) Days

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gotham Chopra

These days, I can't get too happy because deeply rooted in my consciousness is an agonizing despair over the unresolved fate of my friend Laura Ling and her colleague Euna Lee in North Korea.

The Bush Hangover: Guantanamo Undercuts Our Protests of North Korea

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The next time you see a Republican defend torture or Guantanamo, think of what is going on in North Korea now and what Lakhdar Boumediene went through.

Sign the Petition to Free Laura Ling and Euna Lee

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gotham Chopra

There really isn't any precedent for what Laura and Euna are about to endure. No American has ever gone through the North Korean judicial system.

What the Captured American Journalists in North Korea Could Mean for Diplomacy

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

This incident presents a unique opportunity for members of the global community to establish a new method of diplomacy and communication for resolving their differences, big and small.