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Friday, November 17 • 09:00 - 10:15
Exposing Human Trafficking & Forced Labor

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Slavery is thought by many to have been banished in an earlier age, but millions of people remain in forced labor around the world. Migrant workers, who account for some 60% of the world’s 244 million international migrants, are particularly susceptible to abuse, as are those trafficked and pressed into prostitution. Here are four journalists on the cutting-edge of reporting on this major human rights issue, reporting from Africa, Asia and Europe. The group includes an expert on tracking “supply chains” of goods produced by forced labor, and a member of last year's Pulitzer Prize-winning team that helped free 2,000 slaves in Indonesia. 


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Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The reporting, Seafood From Slaves, traced slave-produced seafood from Asia to major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, and resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slaves. The AP team won the 2016 Pulitzer for public... Read More →

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Emmanuel Mayah

Editor, International Centre for Development Reporting
Emmanuel Mayah is a multi-award winning reporter whose strength is undercover work. He has exposed vehicle smuggling rings, factories with bad employment conditions, international Nigerian crime syndicates and corrupt government links to foreign investors in his country. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The reporting, Seafood From Slaves, traced slave-produced seafood from Asia to major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, and resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slaves. The AP team won the 2016 Pulitzer for public... Read More →
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Malia Politzer

Freelance reporter, Various
Malia Politzer is an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international migration, human rights issues and investigative reporting. She has worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, on international development, gender, migration and health. As a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, she contributed to a group investigation about cybercrime by online... Read More →
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Tim Sandler

Investigations Director/Co-Principal, Transparentem
Tim Sandler is by Co-Principal and Director of Investigations at Transparentem, a non-profit unit that uses investigative reporting and forensic methods to illuminate supply chains and spur eradication of human and environmental abuses. Sandler was previously an award-winning supervising producer for the NBC News investigative unit with extensive experience in broadcast, print, and digital media. He spent more than 20 years investigating human rights, environmental, and supply-chain abuses across the world. Sandler developed technology-enhanced reporting strategies for NBC News, and conducted hidden camera and surveillance operations for enterprise reports that aired across all of... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

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