Ling, Lee Convicted in Pyongyang

Current TV reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee, held in North Korea since March on vague charges, received “harsher sentences than many outsider expected:” reportedly twelve years of “reform through labor.”

The media wonder: Will Al Gore, Current TV’s co-founder, go to Pyongyang to negotiate their release?

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.