North Korea / 2009

Saberi joyful about Lee, Ling homecoming

August 5, 2009 11:57 AM ET

Roxana Saberi, who was imprisoned in Iran for nearly four months, published a statement on her personal Web site to Euna Lee and Laura Ling after their release from North Korea on Tuesday. Saberi had previously expressed her support for the two imprisoned journalists in an interview with CPJ...

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Ling, Lee pardoned in North Korea, reports say

August 4, 2009 4:15 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes media reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has pardoned and ordered the release of imprisoned journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee after former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrived in Pyongyang today....

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North Korea should grant amnesty to Ling, Lee

July 16, 2009 3:55 PM ET

New York, July 16, 2009--North Korea should grant amnesty to U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who have now been jailed four months following their arrest on the North Korean-Chinese border, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Transparency sought in Lee, Ling case

June 17, 2009 2:41 PM ET

New York, June 17, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on North Korean authorities to demonstrate greater transparency in their treatment of imprisoned U.S. television reporters Euna Lee and Laura Ling. ...

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Concerns remain for U.S. journalists in North Korea

June 16, 2009 4:16 PM ET

Responding to a Korea Central News Agency report that Euna Lee and Laura Ling have admitted crossing illegally into North Korea and trying to slander the state, we released the following statement today......

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North Korea sentences U.S. journalists to 12 years' labor

June 8, 2009 1:41 PM ET

New York, June 8, 2009--International pressure from all countries involved in the Six Party Talks should be leveraged to ensure the release of U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling after a North Korean court sentenced them today to 12 years hard labor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The...

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CPJ, IFEX members seek support in Lee, Ling case

June 3, 2009 1:25 PM ET

Forty members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) have signed on to a letter calling on the international community to press for the release of journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling...

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Call for journalists' release as trial date nears in North Korea

June 3, 2009 12:56 PM ET

New York, June 3, 2009--On the eve of the June 4 criminal trial date for U.S. television journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling in North Korea, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls for all countries involved in the Six Party Talks to work together to ensure their freedom. The countries...

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Families of Ling, Lee urge talks to resolve detentions

June 1, 2009 8:55 AM ET

New York, June 1, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all parties to pursue diplomatic efforts to gain the release of detained U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who are facing trial in North Korea this week. The families of the two journalists spoke out this morning on...

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CPJ urges talks to free journalists held in North Korea

June 1, 2009 8:07 AM ET

We released a statement today after the families of two U.S. journalists being held in North Korea spoke publicly for the first time. The families of Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee appeared on NBC's "Today" show this morning. Our statement follows:...

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CPJ calls on North Korea to release journalists

May 14, 2009 10:26 AM ET

In response to a North Korean statement that American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling of U.S. media outlet Current TV, arrested on March 17 along the border with China, will be put on trial on June 4, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued this statement......

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North Korea will try American journalists

April 24, 2009 2:12 PM ET

New York, April 24, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today after North Korea announced that it would try American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee on unspecified criminal charges, according to international news reports....

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North Korea must explain detention of journalists

March 30, 2009 4:59 PM ET

We issued this statement today after North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency announced that two American news reporters, Current TV's Laura Ling and Euna Lee, will be tried for alleged illegal entry into North Korea and hostile acts ...  ...

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Reports say North Korea has detained U.S. journalists

March 19, 2009 4:35 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2009--Diplomats in China, North Korea, and the United States should cooperate to ensure the safe release of two journalists and a guide reportedly detained by North Korea while working near the country's border with China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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