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Climate-induced Migration Traps Indian Seafarers in UK Fishing Industry

  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Fishing industry
  • Migration

KANNIYAKUMARI, TAMIL NADU – This investigation unravels abuse and exploitation of lower-income migrant fishers from climate-affected coastal communities of India on UK-flagged fishing vessels under the country’s infamous transit visa system.

Under the Tuscan Sun - The Human Cost of a Glass of Wine

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking
  • Work

TUSCANY / ISLAMABAD - Most associate the Italian wine country — such as Tuscany, the Langhe and the Prosecco hills — with scenic vineyards where some of the world's most-renowned wine is made but, for many living and working under the Italian sun, the reality is far from idyllic.

Bitter Berries - Exploitation of Nepali Workers in Portugal

  • Agriculture
  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

KATHMANDU / ODEMIRA / BERLIN – This investigation revealed a system of informal agencies and debt bondage that thousands of Nepali migrant workers face when working in Portuguese berry fields.

Perilous New Pathways

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

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

The Pains of Au Pair in Accommodation for Foreign Families

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking
  • Youth

JAKARTA / AMSTERDAM - 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.

Saving lives, a crime?

  • Equality
  • Human Rights
  • Migration

ROME - NGOs carrying out rescue operations in the Mediterranean have been at odds with the Italian government for years. SOS MEDITERRANNEE claims to perform its duty as mandated by international maritime law. Italy fights back with administrative sanctions.

Lost for Words: Interpretation Services Failing Asylum Seekers

  • Human Rights
  • Migration

IRELAND/GREECE - Interpretation is a vital but under-investigated aspect of the international asylum application process. 

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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. 

The Border Graves Investigation

  • Migration
  • Politics

EUROPE - A cross-border team of 8 journalists confirmed 1,015 unmarked graves of migrants in 65 cemeteries buried over the last 10 years across Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Poland, Lithuania, France, and Croatia.

Migrants graves in the EU