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Two Current TV Journalists Detained in N. Korea

Two US journalists from the groundbreaking mixed media company Current TV have been detained by authorities in North Korea, the NYTimes reported this morning. Current was co-founded by Al Gore and has innovated extensively in both its technology and business model.

Laura Ling, a Chinese-American, and Euna Lee, a Korean-American, are in North Korea reporting on refugees fleeing poverty.

There’s been no mention of the incident there yet, but we expect that updates on the detained journalists will be posted to Current’s Twitter account. We’ll also be watching former CNN reporter and North Korea expert Rebecca MacKinnon’s blog for anything she has to say about this news in context. [Right: Laura Ling’s Facebook pic.]

It’s been a difficult few days for people around the world using new media to challenge authoritarian governments. See also our coverage last night of Omid Reza Misayafi, an Iranian blogger reported to have died in prison.

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