This morning my thoughts are with Laura Ling and Euna Lee, American journalists for online media network Current TV
, who are currently being interrogated in Pyongyang
. These brave journalists were reporting on the gallery of horrors at the border of China and North Korea which include, amongst other things, starving families fleeing for their lives. I have great respect for these women who were bravely shining a light in this dark corner. I sincerely hope our government is able to secure their release post-haste.
Since its launch in 2005, Current TV has done a great job of bringing stories like this to 51 million households via its cable networks, website and podcasts. These new media channels are powerful tools in the battle against secretive and despotic regimes.