[KS] BBC journalists pose as LSE university students in North Korea

Su-kyoung Hwang skhwang3 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 17:16:33 EDT 2013

Some of the major Western medias (NYT, CNN, NBC etc.) have acted strangely
during the recent crisis--to the point that people in South Korea noticed
it. It is unfortunate that BBC lied to and manipulated these students. I
hope the students take action.


SK Hwang

On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Keith Howard <kh at soas.ac.uk> wrote:

> I trust that some list members have heard of the lead news story today on
> the BBC, about three BBC journalists who accompanied students from the LSE
> – under the disguise of themselves claiming to be students. A BBC spokesman
> has claimed that to film the documentary (due to be broadcast tomorrow), it
> was worthwhile putting students at risk (Can this be right? – it was what
> their spokesman said on Radio 4 this afternoon).
> See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22144667.
> I would be interested in colleagues' reactions.
> Prof. Keith Howard
> SOAS, University of London
> Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG, UK
> kh at soas.ac.uk; 0207 8984687; 07805 048801
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