In 2013, the LSE was caught in a furore over a BBC Panorama documentary on North Korea , filmed inside the repressive regime by undercover journalists attached to a trip by the LSE's Grimshaw Society, a student society of the international relations department. The trip had been sanctioned by high-level North Korean officials.   The trip caused international media attention, as a BBC journalist was posing as a part of LSE.  There was debate as to where this put the student's lives in jeopardy in the repressive regime if a reporter had been exposed.  The North Korea government made hostile threats towards the students and LSE, after the publicity, which forced an apology from the BBC.