Monday, May 9, 2016

North Korea Expells BBC Reporter

There seems to be nothing new going on in North Korea when it comes to Freedom of the Press. Recently a BBC journalists was expelled from the country. Apparently the nation saw a large influx of foreign reporters as their party congress ruling approached. According to reports the journalist was just leaving the country when he was detained and questioned for eight hours. The journalist in question was under fire from the government for having on his person distorted facts and other information about the regime. They also complained that he was planning to speak poorly of the country and the way things were being conducted. It is interesting to see how one country considers that to be a horrible thing and most western countries hail men who expose things like this as heroes not villains.

-McKenzie Parlatore
BBC correspondent expelled from North Korea over reporting - Reuters

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