Monday, June 8, 2009

IWMF Protests Sentence

The International Women's Media Foundation honors and encourages women journalists around the world who are risking their lives to obtain and print the truth in situations of oppression.

Today they issued a statement on the imprisonment of Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

IWMF Condemns Korea Sentence of U.S. Journalists

Washington, DC -- The International Women’s Media Foundation vigorously condemns the conviction of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling to 12 years of hard labor by a North Korean court today.

“We fear that Lee and Ling are caught in a landscape of broader international circumstances that are unrelated to their roles as journalists and the stories they were pursuing when they were arrested,” said Liza Gross, interim executive director of the IWMF. (or click on title above as link)

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