Typos happen. Across the board, high and low, even when the topic or person is as familiar as Roger Ebert.
But imagine paying for such an error with much more than inclusion in a compilation of ridicule or Twitter teasing from colleagues. This week, as part of the first phase of an historic UN inquiry into North Korea human rights abuses, a former DPRK state journalist outlined the staggering typo-price he was forced to pay:
Former agency journalist Jang Hae-sun said he was jailed for six months for misspelling dictator Kim Il Sung‘s name.