BBC Sneaks Into North Korea

    People visit statues of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il to celebrate the 101st birthday of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, April 15, 2013. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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    Maybe Dennis Rodman was taken? In an effort to get into North Korea, the BBC sent three journalists to tag along with a group of students from the London School of Economics, a decision that they’re now defending against accusations that they endangered the students. The school says the BBC “deliberately misled” the group and demanded that it pull the film and apologize. The BBC, which is going ahead with the broadcast, says the students had been informed of the risks, and the North Korean government was the only one that was deceived.

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