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  • Fatal Extraction

    Australia is a giant in African mining, but its vast, sometimes deadly footprint has never been examined – until now. Australian-listed mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and alleged injustices which wouldn’t be tolerated in better-regulated nations. “Fatal Extraction” combines traditional investigative reporting with innovative mobile and web-native presentation to reveal deaths, injuries and allegations of labor abuse involving Australian mining companies operating in Africa.
  • Seafood From Slaves

    The Associated Press team uncovered a slave island and relentlessly exposed horrific labor abuses in Thailand's $7 billion annual seafood export industry. During their year-long investigation, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan tied seafood caught and processed by trapped workers to the supply chains of almost every major U.S. retailer including Wal-Mart, Kroger, Sysco and Nestle. The reporters used images from space to track down runaway slave ships in Papua New Guinea and dug up loopholes in federal law allowing imports to continue unchecked. When Thailand¹s government said the abuses all occur in foreign territory, the journalists focused on factories just outside its capital, Bangkok where they found children and poor migrants locked inside and forced to peel shrimp. Tapping AP colleagues in all 50 states and eight countries, they documented how those seafood supply chains spread around the world.
  • Dateline NBC: Clothes Line

    Dateline NBC investigates labor abuses in factories in Bangladesh. The report found that working conditions were much worse than factory owners claimed. In part, the poor conditions exist because factory owners are under pressure to meet low prices while still upholding decent labor standards.
  • Dog Days: The city makes millions renting out park space to businesses -- and turns its back on labor abuses

    New York City makes $60 million annually from Parks Development franchises -- the pushcart vendors in parks around the city. The franchises pay the Department of Parks and Recreation for the rights to operate pushcarts, but the Department turns its back on the mistreated and underpaid vendors.