Lucy Williamson

BBC Correspondent

Lucy Williamson appears in the following:

South Korea Suffers Major Cyber Attack

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A widespread cyber attack in South Korea forced the military to "upgrade its surveillance status," according to reports from the BBC. North Korea has been blamed for previous cyber attacks. Lucy Williamson is a correspondent for the BBC based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Call to Secure Nuclear Material at Seoul Summit

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

World leaders have called for closer cooperation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul, South Korea. President Obama is among the world leaders in attendance. At the end of the summit there was a joint call to secure "vulnerable nuclear material". Lucy Williamson, a correspondent for our partner the BBC, joins us to discuss the Seoul summit and Obama's private meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.

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The Life and Death of Kim Jong-il: North Korea's 'Dear Leader'

Monday, December 19, 2011

He ruled North Korea with an iron fist for 17 years. His infamous isolationism and nuclear ambitions made him a part of George W. Bush's notorious "Axis of Evil." He was one of the last Communist leaders in the world around whom a cult of personality existed. But how Kim Jong-il, the North Korean dictator, will be truly be remembered by his people is yet to be seen. Referred to as "Dear Leader," Kim sank his country into deep famine and ravaged its economy. Though media images out of North Korea may show people weeping in the streets, it's hard to know whether there is real grief behind the tears.


Fighting Continues in Bangkok

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Thai government has imposed a curfew in Bangkok after a military operation to remove protesters from the city center. However, there is still fighting in parts of the capital and TV cameras are showing smoke rising from burning buildings. The BBC's Lucy Williamson is in Bangkok. She tells us what she's seeing there and whether the crisis is over.


Indonesia holds parliamentary elections today

Thursday, April 09, 2009

In a sign of further democratization in the world’s largest Muslim nation, Indonesia, holds parliamentary elections today. But holding an election in this nation is a huge proposition. 170 million voters, spread out across an archipelago of thousands of islands, with more than 300 local languages and a population that spans from rural hunter-gatherers to an urban elite. But this is a country that’s come a long way. The Economist this week says Indonesia has gone from being an “authoritarian basket case to a regional role model” and that Indonesia has “a fair claim to be South-East Asia’s only fully functioning democracy”. To help us assess those claims and to ask why this election is of interest to Americans, we are joined by Dr. William Liddle, an Indonesia expert at the University of Ohio and from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, the BBC’s Indonesia correspondent, Lucy Williamson.