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IRE Radio Podcast | The Story That Freed Hundreds of Slaves

If you’re having seafood for dinner, there’s a chance it was caught by a slave. That’s what the Associated Press uncovered when reporters traveled to the remote island of Benjina, Indonesia. They found workers trapped in cages, forced to work 22-hour days for almost no pay. And when they followed the fish, they learned some of it ended up in US restaurants and supermarkets.

On this episode we’re talking to reporters Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason and Robin McDowell about their high-impact investigation.

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Music in this episode comes from Podington BearShawn Shinneman wrote and produced this episode. IRE Web Editor Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast.

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