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WorldViews: ‘The cruelest psychological experiment ever cooked up’: Author Adam Johnson on North Korea

7 months agoNews : BlogPost

Several books released in the past few years — notably Blaine Harden’s “Escape from Camp 14” and Barbara Demick’s “Nothing to Envy” — give a vivid, if partial, picture of repression and trauma in North Korea. But Adam Johnson’s Pulitzer...Show More Summary

Born inside a N. Korean prison camp, this man escaped — and survived

last yearNews : The Newsroom

Shin Dong-Hyuk is the only man born inside a North Korean prison camp who managed to escape. His story has been documented in a book by journalist Blaine Harden. Here the author gives Yahoo! News a picture of what life is like in notoriously secretive North Korea.

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Image Credit : Guardian I have just finished watching a movie called War Witch. This was nominated for the Oscars in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film,' and well, it didn't win. It should have. Really, it was brilliant. Stark and yet somehow managing to bring a sense of happiness where none exists. Show More Summary

Pencil This In: Curator's Car Talk at the Petersen, Wine and Jazz with Pancho Sanchez, and a Sunset Photo Workshop

Bored? Looking for something to do tonight? Here's what we found going on around LA.: Pancho Sanchez plays Hollywood and Highland's Wine and Jazz night; authors Blaine Harden and Julian Tepper read from their books at Vroman's and Book Soup; and a digital photography / smartphone workshop. Read on for all the details. [ more › ]

Ripples from Pebble felt far from Alaska

2 years agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Blaine Harden's in depth story for the documentary series FRONTLINE. LINK (via: the guardian) The couple of pages of comments are also worth the read. Compare Harden's well written piece with this one from FOX "News."

Today’s Gulags

2 years agoNews : Truthdig

By Andrew Salmon North Korea’s most notorious political prison camp is Total Control Camp 14, into which Shin Dong-hyuk was born, narrowly survived and eventually fled. Former Washington Post reporter Blaine Harden recounts his story in “Escape From Camp 14.”

Behind the wall of secrecy: Escape from Camp 14

By Jim TreadwayA packed house heard the touching and frightening story of Shin Dong-hyuk at the Frontline Club, told in Blaine Harden’s recently published book Escape from Camp 14: One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West. Shin...

Forgotten victims

2 years agoNews : Banyan

WE DISCUSS North Korea's horrific network of gulags with Blaine Harden, author of a new book on the subject read more

Escape from Camp 14: How prisoner escaped North Korean jail

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

Journalist Blaine Harden chronicles the life of the only camp-born man known to escape a North Korean camp (CNN) -- Shin Dong-hyuk is the only known person born in a North Korean prison camp that escaped and survived to tell the tale.Journalist...Show More Summary

One man's 'astonishing' escape from a North Korean death camp

"His first memory is an execution," begins a riveting excerpt from the new book Escape From Camp 14 about a young North Korean man born and raised in a work camp for political prisoners. The book, by journalist Blaine Harden, tells the...Show More Summary

Fabulous journalism

Blaine Harden's astonishing account of the life of Shin In Geun -- a man born into a North Korean prison camp, who has lived pretty much the worst life imaginable -- has received significantly less attention than the fact that This American Life has retracted its story about working conditions at Foxconn, which was based on Mike Daisey's monologue.

All Over The World: Women Longing To Be Size Zero [Weight Watchers]

Two news stories claim that women in Japan and India are feeling the pressure.According to an article by Blaine Harden in today's Washington Post, Japanese women are steadily losing weight: The trend is most pronounced among women in their 20s. Show More Summary

Women Who Flee North Korea Face Forced Marriage, Deportation, "Stateless Limbo" [Axis Of ...]

The imprisonment of Laura Ling and Euna Lee has drawn attention to a subject they were investigating when they were captured — the plight of North Korean women who flee to China. Blaine Harden of the Washington Postwrites that up to 300,000 North Korean refugees currently live in China, and 80% of recent arrivals are women. Show More Summary

You Think Our Crisis Is Bad?

Don't miss Blaine Harden's fascinating and awful story on the long-term effects of North Korea's unending famine in the Washington Post today:Mental retardation caused by malnutrition will disqualify about a quarter of potential military...Show More Summary

Washington Post Faults Catholic Church Teaching for Filipino Poverty

The day after Pope Benedict XVI departed the U.S. after a six-day visit, Blaine Harden of the Washington Post lamented the Catholic Church’s influence in the Philippines, specifically, the government of Philippines "acceding to Cat...

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