September 24, 2012 / The Washington Post
In a world hungry for cheap shrimp, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But low prices often come at their expense.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting about the harsh reality of the shrimp industry.
September 21, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
STEPHEN SAPIENZA, JASON MOTLAGH
The world--and especially the U.S--wants cheap shrimp. For the $1 billion plus shrimping industry in Thailand, satisfying this appetite comes at the expense of workers.
JASON MOTLAGH, STEPHEN SAPIENZA
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.
September 20, 2012 / The Washington Post
Thanks to a bottomless appetite for inexpensive shrimp in the West, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But there's a darker side.
Journalist Steve Sapienza's visit to High Point University reveals how global consumption of goods impacts precious resources and local people in Peru, Thailand and beyond.
STEPHEN SAPIENZA, YASMIN BENDAAS
Emmy Award-winning journalist Steve Sapienza and student fellow Yasmin Bendaas share the stage at Wake Forest University, discussing their unique reporting projects.
September 10, 2012 / Untold Stories
Small-scale fishing has long been an important tradition in Southeast Asia. Yet, as urban development and pollution increase, the livelihoods of the fishermen may be in jeopardy.
August 31, 2012 / Untold Stories
Thailand is one of the world’s largest seafood exporters, but overfishing and human trafficking have caused the fishing industry to become entangled in a net of its own.
August 30, 2012 / Untold Stories
For decades, hundreds of thousands of Burmese have sought refuge in Thailand, a country with an economy highly dependent on illegal workers. But once there, they face a life of indentured servitude.
August 20, 2012 / Untold Stories
What can't stay in homes is thrown onto streets, and what can't stay on streets is dumped in rivers. With poor waste removal, one of the world's largest cities deals with trash in whatever way it can...
In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.
August 14, 2012 / Untold Stories
From 600,000 cars in 1980 to 6.8 million today, Bangkok is seeing an increase in traffic—as well as a rise in asthma and other heath hazards.
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