Mike Kim of Escaping North Korea on The Daily Show

The Daily Show had Mike Kim, author of Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World’s Most Repressive Country as a guest this week; Kim discusses his experience as the founder of the non-governmental organization Crossing Borders helping North Koreans escape through China to freedom. His story of the plight of the North Koreans is pretty compelling.

Kim’s efforts are not without great danger to himself; Current.tv’s reporters Euna Lee and Laura Ling were captured in their effort to report about North Korean escapees on the Chinese-North Korean border. Euna and Laura are still imprisoned after being sentenced to twelve years of hard labor after a North Korean court found them guilty of “illegally” entering the country. Unfortunately, the two reporters are diplomatic pawns being used by North Korea as the country pursues its nuclear and missile ambitions.

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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