Ball point pen on the morning newsprint
Laura Ling is a journalist who crisscrosses the globe reporting on major stories shaping our world for Emmy award-winning, independent media company, Current TV. Laura has covered subjects including the avian flu crisis in Asia, slave labor in the Brazilian Amazon, China's booming sex industry, and marijuana cultivation in California's national forests. Prior to joining Current in February of 2005, she worked as a series producer for Channel One News where she produced reports from over two-dozen countries. Laura co-created "Breaking it Down," a documentary series on MTV that aired between 1999 and 2001. Her work has also appeared on ABC's "Nightline," NBC, PBS and the WB.
She and fellow journalist Euna Lee are currently being detained by North Korean for having allegedly crossed the border between China and the rouge nation. Yesterday they were convicted by the Central Court of a vague "grave crime" against North Korea and each was sentenced to 12 years of hard labor.