November 20, 2012 Untold Stories
Jason Motlagh
Ma Li is, by most accounts, a “good broker" who helps fellow migrants find a safe path into the Thai shrimp processing industry. Of course, she makes some money too.
November 15, 2012 Untold Stories
Jason Motlagh
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 Untold Stories
Jason Motlagh
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 Untold Stories
Jason Motlagh
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.
September 24, 2012 The Washington Post
Jason Motlagh
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 PBS NewsHour
Steve 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.
September 20, 2012 The Washington Post
Jason Motlagh
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.