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Current TV reporters to be released, says Korean media

Shortly after the arrival of former US president Bill Clinton in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the Korean Central News Agency is saying North Korea will release two American journalists arrested in March. The state-run media agency says the move to release Euna Lee and Laura Ling is the result of a meeting between Clinton and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The two reporters were in North Korea working on a story for Current TV when they were detained and accused of committing 'hostile acts.' They were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in June.
August 4, 2009

Shortly after the arrival of former US president Bill Clinton in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the Korean Central News Agency is saying North Korea will release two American journalists arrested in March. The state-run media agency says the move to release Euna Lee and Laura Ling is the result of a meeting between Clinton and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The two reporters were in North Korea working on a story for Current TV when they were detained and accused of committing ‘hostile acts.’ They were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in June.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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