North Korean refugees tour New York City

By Josh Robin

( – They are refugees from perhaps the most isolated nation on Earth: North Korea. And for the last few days, these 27 kids and adults have been touring New York City, savoring something they once lacked: freedom. Josh Robin filed the following report.

The children list their favorite things about their trip.

“Yesterday, we went to Six Flags,” said one.

A trip to a cave, says another.

“I really like America,” one child said through an interpreter. “If people want to stay home, they can. If they want to go outside, they are free to go outside.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.