BBC team detained, expelled from North Korea

Three BBC journalists have been detained in North Korea and will be expelled from the country for 'disrespectful' reporting.

Shoshana Miskin ,

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
Reuters

A British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter, a producer and a cameraman have been detained in North Korea and are being expelled from the country.

Reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained and interrogated for eight hours by authorities on Friday because his reporting "insulted the dignity" of the totalitarian state.

North Korean officials said that Wingfield-Hayes violated local customs and acted in an aggressive manner during his trip and forced him to sign a statement apologizing.

Furthermore, Wingfield-Hayes was blacklisted from entering the country again.

The journalists were part of a large group of foreign reporters covering the first congress of the country's ruling party in 35 years.



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