Euna Lee

What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea

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In March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were shooting a documentary on the border with China. The courts sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor, but American diplomats eventually negotiated their release. In this surprising, deeply human talk, Lee shares her experience living as the enemy in a detention center for 140 days — and the tiny gestures of humanity from her guards that sustained her.

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Euna Lee · Journalist

Euna Lee strives to be a voice for the voiceless and a window for those with no access to outside information.

Euna Lee strives to be a voice for the voiceless and a window for those with no access to outside information.