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?

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.