Due to the questions that have recently been raised regarding Somaly Mam, one of the women featured in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, PBS has stopped offering to public television stations episode one of Half the Sky, which included Ms. Mam.

As Newsweek reported on May 21, 2014, elements of Mam’s personal history are under investigation.

On June 7, Nicholas Kristof, who co-wrote the book Half the Sky, fully responded to the news developments surrounding Mam here.