You have to admire the bravery and integrity of these two reporters to travel to China and North Korea to expose the sex trafficking that takes place involving North Korean defectors. Ling and Lee describe how they were captured in the dispatch linked to below.
The Morning Media Menu also pondered the essay and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven was worried that the journalists’ work would be lost in all the media attention: “The journalists were careful to emphasize the reason that they were near North Korea at all … was to report on sex trafficking and North Korean defectors.’The story of these two is so compelling, but I think it’s sort of over,” [Van Hoven] said. ‘And there is this whole other big issue that I hope doesn’t get lost.'”