November 15, 2012 /
Kyaw Thaung covers migrant worker issues in the Thai seafood industry. He's also an activist and, occasionally, he’s in the odd position of reporting on news events that he has helped orchestrate.
November 6, 2012 /
Mi Oo thought he was headed for a better-paying job in the Thai seafood industry. Instead, he bought his way into a waking nightmare.
November 2, 2012 /
America's appetite for cheap shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand. Images by Jason Motlagh.
October 31, 2012
Do you know who processed your shrimp? Steve Sapienza's most recent project explores labor exploitation in the Thai shrimp industry.
October 30, 2012
The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.
October 29, 2012
Hear from Pulitzer Center-supported photojournalists on their travels beneath the sea and over mountains to get the story.
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.
September 21, 2012
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting about the harsh reality of the shrimp industry.
September 21, 2012 /
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.
September 20, 2012
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.