Has everyone already forgotten about detained journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee? Advocacy group Reporters Without Borders thinks so.
While the case of Laura Ling and Euna Lee was everywhere earlier this summer, the news on the two U.S. reporters jailed in North Korea has slowed to a crawl in the past few weeks. This is due in part to the fact that little headway has been made in their release, but some believe that this is part of a larger strategy, one that may ultimately work in their favor.
As Politico points out, for the first few months, the U.S. approach to the dispute with North Korea was characterized by harsh, sweeping criticism of the country's nuclear ambitions and the jailing of the journalists, along with other vices. But recently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked separately for the release of the two women, stating on Sunday that "We believe that this is on a separate track. This is an issue that should be resolved by the North Koreans granting amnesty and allowing these two young women to come home as quickly as possible."