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“North Korea. The Death of Kim Jong-nam” by Mary Ann Jolley| Production: Al Jazeera English (Malaysia 2017), 26'
It’s a murder plot out of a spy novel. Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s unpredictable leader, was allegedly poisoned by two women assassins at Kuala Lumpur Airport in mid-February 2017. All signs point to Kim Jong-un, the rogue state’s leader, as behind the murder. 101 East team investigates the mysterious case – exploring the highly secretive and paranoid world of North Korea, where those who escape continue to live in fear of its reckless brutality. It’s a recklessness the rest of the world needs to heed.
Mary Ann Jolley is an Australian broadcast journalist who has reported and produced stories from around the world. Now a senior reporter/producer for 101 East, Al Jazeera’s weekly Asia current affairs programme, Jolley has also worked for a range of ABC programmes, including Foreign Correspondent and Four Corners. Her stories have won numerous awards, including at the New York Festivals and the Walkley Awards. Jolley is known for conducting exhaustive investigations that don’t shy away from tackling sensitive issues. Her documentary, Murder in Malaysia, saw her deported from the Southeast Asian nation after authorities objected to her reporting.