Jailed Journalists: The Road to Recovery

Thursday, August 06, 2009

President Bill Clinton negotiated for the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee from North Korea. After months of imprisonment on charges of entering the country illegally and being sentenced to 12 years of hard labor, the two were whisked away in a private jet with the former president. When they stepped off the plane at Burbank airport and reunited with their families, their journey ended in one sense, but their road to recovery just began. To understand what lies ahead for them, The Takeaway speaks to two therapists who specialize in helping people recover from psychological trauma. Dr. Yael Danieli is a clinical psychologist and trauma specialist and Dr. Anthony Feinstein is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and author of "Journalists Under Fire: The Psychological Hazards Of Covering War."


Dr. Yael Danieli and Dr. Anthony Feinstein

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