North Korea detains, expels BBC reporter Wingfield-Hayes

BBC reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes speaks to journalists after arriving at the international airport in Beijing on May 9, 2016A BBC reporter in North Korea was detained, interrogated for eight hours and eventually expelled over his reporting in the run-up to a rare ruling party congress, the British broadcaster said Monday. Foreign reporters invited to cover specific events in North Korea are subjected to very tight restrictions on access and movement. Numerous journalists have been prevented from returning because their previous coverage was deemed "inaccurate" or "disrespectful" -- but detaining and then expelling a reporter while still in the country is extremely rare.


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