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WGBH Investigations reports: Queens, New York is emerging as an epicenter of human trafficking in the United States, and immigration is the key reason why. Phillip Martin takes a closer look at the polyglot population that makes this New York borough an ideal place for the trade in human beings and how that affects Boston.
Listen to the broadcast, "The Route Through Queens," at WGBH Boston Public Radio.
Trafficking 101 is an animation describing how, in the act of migration, some individuals may get trapped into exploitative circumstances which, at the most extreme, result in slavery. It was created by Matt Friedman for the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking.
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Special Report: Human Trafficking Underground Trade: From Boston to Bangkok is an eight-part investigation into human trafficking from East Asia to the Northeast Corridor of the United States by
Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH Boston Public Radio and a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.
The WGBH investigation was done in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists, the Ford Foundation, and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.
The series will broadcast Tuesdays and Thursdays through January.
Claire Pavlik Purgus, Schuster Institute managing editor, conceptualized, designed and edited this site which provides supporting documentation and context for WGBH Radio's human trafficking investigation, "Underground Trade: From Boston to Bangkok" and
PBS American Experience's
Sophie Elsner, Schuster Institute research editor, supervised research by Brandeis students who work as Research Assistants at the Schuster Institute.
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