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North Korea detains Current TV journalists

Two American journalists working for Al Gore’s Current TV are reported to have been detained in North Korea for failing to stop shooting footage in the country.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained Tuesday along the Chinese-North Korean border. A Chinese guide working with them was also detained although a third journalist with the group, Mitch Koss, managed to avoid capture, reports AP.

U.S. officials expressed concern and said they were working with the Chinese government to ascertain the whereabouts of the journalists.

The pair is said to have been working with Rev. Chun Ki-won, a South Korean activist who helps North Korean refugees seek asylum prior to making their trip. South Korean media reported that the pair were arrested near the Tumen River in the North of North Korea (map below).


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