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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
A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and one-time finalist, Martha Mendoza is an advocate for accurate journalism, government transparency, and the public’s right to know. Her reports have prompted new legislation, Congressional hearings, Pentagon investigations, and White House responses... 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 →
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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... 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... Read More →

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