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Hands On Deck: How exploited migrant workers in the Irish fishing sector are being ‘failed’ and ‘ignored’

  • Exploitation
  • Fishing industry
  • Human Rights
  • Trafficking

DUBLIN - Recruited to Ireland with the promise of good wages, fishers from the Philippines travel - often in debt after paying illegal recruitment fees - across the world to provide better opportunities for themselves and their families. But a work permission scheme, introduced following exposure of trafficking and exploitation of undocumented workers in the sector, has now become a vehichle to exploit the same workers it was introduced to protect, according to workers' advocates. 

Frog Smugglers in Slovakia: The Illegal Trade With Endangered Animals Worth Millions

  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Trafficking

BRATISLAVA - A couple from Slovakia imported hundreds of frogs from Central America to the EU, completely legally. However, the woman was later apprehended in Germany, where police seized over 100 frogs from her. Some of them of the kind which was never in history imported to Europe legally. Turns out, her husband is a well known person for conservationists in Panama, and for all the wrong reasons. 

Trapped by the Debt: Punjabi Workers Lured Into Trafficking and Exploited in Italy

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

LATINA - How, through debt, a network of intermediaries linking India to the Pontine countryside keeps thousands of Indian workers under blackmail, exploited in one of the largest fruit and vegetable districts in Europe.

The "Chicken Factory" of Vodňany and the Czech Embassy in Hanoi

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

VODNANY - In Babiš's poultry factories, there was an organized violation of the labor code, while the management of the poultry factories could not help but know that they were cooperating with the underworld in the exploitation of Vietnamese workers.

Busting Kabootar Baazi in Punjab: A trick or trade for trafficking women from India to Italy

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

PUNJAB - For years, the focus has been on men from Punjab who get trafficked to Europe, which is also colloquially known as Kabootar Baazi. This investigation by Journalismfund.eu's grantees reveal how Punjabi women are increasingly being trafficked by travel agents from India, but due to the social stigma, the state doesn’t have enough information about this growing menace.

Chasing the European Dream

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

ODEMIRA - Changing migration patterns mean that more Nepalis are now travelling to western Europe via dangerous, illegal routes in the hopes of obtaining residence in a European country like Portugal. 

Romania, the new mirage for the Asian workers’ « European dream »

  • Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

BUCHAREST - Facing an acute labor shortage and a drastic decrease in population, Romania has allowed tens of thousands of South and East Asian workers, from Vietnam, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, into the country. . The investigation is following the path of Vietnamese and Indians workers mostly -but also from other nationalities- who faced abuses and are victims of lack of assistance from their country of origin and then in Romania. 

A High Stakes 'Game' - How traffickers exploit young Bangladeshis’ dreams of escape to Europe

  • Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

DHAKA - Faced with poverty and lack of opportunities, young Bangladeshis often dream of a better life in Europe that will allow them to provide for their families. Dalaals or ‘travel agents’ encourage and capitalise upon these hopes. Among those that take the risky journey to Italy known as 'the game' are hundreds of unaccompanied minors. The reality that greets them is often one of misery, exploitation, and slavery.

Nepalis abused by Nepalis in Luxembourg

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

LUXEMBOURG - Migrants are victims of mistreatment and exploitation by their relatives and friends in the heart of Europe. This story shows how in Luxembourg some of the poorest migrants face injustice which needs to be exposed and addressed.

The Cocaine Ports

  • Corruption
  • Economy
  • Organised crime
  • Trafficking

CALABRIA - This two-part series, based on two years of research by reporters from IrpiMedia and OCCRP, explores how the 'Ndrangheta's network operates.