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  • Current TV Journalists Sentenced To 12 Years In North Korean Labor Camp

    Current TV Journalists Sentenced To 12 Years In North Korean Labor Camp

    A sad update to our earlier report of the two U.S. journalists from online media network Current TV who were being detained by the North Korean government after crossing the border between China and North Korea while they were reporting on refugees fleeing poverty. The LA Times reports that Chinese-American Laura Ling and Korean-American Euna Lee have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in… Read More

  • Currently In Trouble: After Pulling Its IPO, Current TV Loses CTO

    Currently In Trouble: After Pulling Its IPO, Current TV Loses CTO

    Current Media, the peer-to-peer news and information company famously co-founded by former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, appears to be facing stormy weather lately. After two of its reporters were detained by North Korea in a relatively high-profile incident last month, the startup got criticized (whether justified or not) for remaining deafeningly silent over the matter even when it became… Read More

  • Two Current TV Reporters Still Being Detained In North Korea

    Two Current TV Reporters Still Being Detained In North Korea

    Online media network Current TV has so far remained deafeningly silent over the arrests of two of its reporters, Chinese-American Laura Ling and Korean-American Euna Lee, who were detained by the North Korean military earlier this month after crossing the border between China and North Korea while they were reporting on refugees fleeing poverty. Reports about the arrests surfaced last week… Read More

  • Current News: An Even Easier Way For Web Audiences To Get On TV

    Current News: An Even Easier Way For Web Audiences To Get On TV

    As Al Gore’s Current Media gets ready for its IPO, the cable channel is drawing more on its Website audience for TV content. Today, it is launching Current News, a three-minute wrap-up culled from audience submissions on the Web that will play every hour on Current TV. As such, the site now has a new look, with the audience contributions front and center. Each one can be voted up… Read More

  • Radiohead To Promote Album With New Year's Eve Concert on Current TV

    Radiohead To Promote Album With New Year's Eve Concert on Current TV

    You’ve got to hand it to those guys at Radiohead. Not only are they great musicians. They are great promoters who are at the forefront of figuring out how to use the culture of free music to sell CDs. On New Year’s Eve, just before their latest album In Rainbows goes on sale in stores on January 1, the band will broadcast a prerecorded concert of all the album’s tracks… Read More