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Perilous New Pathways

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

HONG KONG/WARSAW - Filipino workers are increasingly being lured by word of mouth as well as social media accounts promoting jobs in Poland. 

The Pains of Au Pair in Accommodation for Foreign Families

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking
  • Youth

JAKARTA/A'DAM - It sounded so appealing to become an Au Pair in Europe on paper. Unsurprisingly a website like AuPairWorld.com, which matches au pairs and host families, displays hundreds of profiles of young women advertising their baby-sitting skills.  

The Lives of Italy’s Rose Sellers Are Anything but Romantic

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

ROME / DHAKA - Of the many cases chronicling the exploitation of South Asian migrant workers in Italy, none is perhaps more visible yet underreported than the plight of rose sellers – a common sight in busy tourist destinations like Rome, Milan or Turin.

An Unrosy Affair: How Europe’s Love for Flowers Is Exacerbating Climate Change in Kenya

  • Environment
  • Exploitation

NAIVASHA - Many of the beautiful bouquets sold across European markets have a devastating environmental and human cost. In Kenya, a supplier of 40% of the European cut flower market, the floriculture industry faces accusations of having a calamitous effect on water sources, of chemical use leading to disease, and of widespread abuses of farm workers, 70% of whom are women. 

The Hidden Cost of Conservation Funding: Torture in the Name of Nature?

  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights

BERLIN / BRAZZAVILLE / LA PAZ -  The German Federal Development Ministry's Legacy Landscapes Fund appears to be linked to human rights abuses and toleration of environmental destruction. Conservation areas across Africa, Asia, and South America are allegedly subjected to community maltreatment and environmental misconduct.

The Slaves of Champagne

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

EPERNAY / COLOMBO - Champagne has been a symbol of luxury for decades. Over the last few years, the shiny image of the sparkling wine from Eastern France suffered quite a bit. Several affairs of human trafficking have been battering the famous French industry. 

Water Parasites Victims: Rome and Istanbul's Effects on Regional Water Resources

  • Environment
  • Exploitation

ROME - As big cities try to cope with population growth, climate change, and more frequent droughts, the grasping for available water sources wears out small communities and ecosystems.

Federico Ambrosini

Rider Accident, Now What?

  • Exploitation
  • Transport

BILBAO - In the Basque region of northern Spain, it is not an uncommon occurrence for food delivery couriers to be involved in accidents on the road. 

Paolo Lottini

A 'Degree' of Sacrifices

  • Education
  • Exploitation

COPENHAGEN/GOTHENBURG/OSLO - Winter is cold in Scandinavia, even more so if you come from afar and are used to warmer climates, as for many international students who choose to defy the low temperatures and buckle up to study up north.

Alexander Maxia

Football Club Cyber Slavery

  • Exploitation
  • Organised crime

EUROPE - Elite European football has been overrun with advertisements for Asian betting brands in recent years, despite many of these companies being connected to major organised crime figures.

Jack Kerr