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Students Claim LSE Endangered Them by Exposing BBC NKorea Documentary

Students Claim LSE Endangered Them by Exposing BBC NKorea Documentary

Six students who went into North Korea to take part in an undercover BBC documentary now say the London School of Economics (LSE) has endangered them by going public with “the undercover expedition.” 

LSE and the BBC had a falling out over the project when the university became convinced the broadcaster was using the students as “human shields to sneak into North Korea.” The students, however, say the school did not consult with them for taking this position; some of the students say the school has yet to consult with them even now.

While LSE doesn’t believe the BBC gave the students enough information about the risks of the undercover expedition to begin with, the students believe LSE has made the risks greater by drawing attention to the trip.

In a letter to LSE director Craig Calhoun, the students wrote: “We feel that we have now been put in more risk than was originally the case, as a result of LSE’s decision to go public with their story.”

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