It’s any reporter’s worst nightmare to become bigger than the story they’ve put so much hard work into. That nightmare became a reality for Current TV correspondent Laura Ling in the Spring of 2009 when she and colleague Euna Lee were detained for trespassing and “hostile acts” by the North Korean government for nearly five months. The two women were held with very little contact with their friends and loved ones and eventually sentenced to work in a labor camp until President Bill Clinton and an envoy were able to secure their release. Laura and her sister, journalist Lisa Ling, tell their harrowing tale of nightmare come true in Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home.
Laura Ling, journalist and author of Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home.