Underground Trade: From Bangkok to Boston
As the U.S. State Department releases its annual report on forced labor, Hillary Clinton and Southeast Asian advocates are saying it's time to call "trafficking" what it really is. WGBH's Phillip Martin reports from Southeast Asia.
As sports fans watched the Patriots-Giants Super Bowl in record numbers, Indianapolis police, taxi drivers and private security were keeping a close eye on venues where trafficking might take place.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill on Nov. 21 to crack down on human trafficking in the Bay State.
After several years of slow progress, the Massachusetts legislature is close to passing a bill to outlaw and disrupt human-trafficking. But advocates are using the bill's final weeks on the table to try and make it even stronger.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is pressing lawmakers on an initiative to crack down on human trafficking in the Bay State. At a press conference on Tuesday, Coakley said young women forced into prostitution are treated as criminals when they should be treated as victims.
In recent years, law enforcement officials in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have reported increases in human trafficking. Here's the 2010 series that won reporter Phillip Martin a Murrow Award.
María Hinojosa: One-On-One
María Hinojosa: One-On-One
Attorney General Martha Coakley is calling for passage of legislation that would outlaw human trafficking for sex and other forced labor. Massachusetts is currently one of only five states without comprehensive human trafficking legislation.
Community activists, teachers, and survivors will gather in Cambridge, Dec. 2-5, for the Human Rights and Sexual Trafficking Film Forum.
Phillip Martin concludes his report on human and sexual trafficking with a look at how Masschusetts and Rhode Island have set up law enforcement task forces to tackle this issue.
Phillip Martin investigates how the federal and local government struggle to regulate an industry based around human and sexual trafficking.
Phillip Martin begins his investigation into human and sexual trafficking with a look at how some New England nail salons are being used as fronts for the local sex trade.
Of all the dimensions of human trafficking, the kidnapping of children for commercial sexual exploitation is considered the most heinous. Phillip Martin investigates.
As part of his investigation into human and sexual trafficking in Boston, Phillip Martin talks to "Donna", who as a teenager was traded into the world of prostitution.MORE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of Phillip Martin's investigation into Human and Sexual Trafficking in Boston, Phillip sits down with Bernice Fernando to discuss her history with the international sex trafficking trade.MORE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Audrey Porter was a teenager when she was steered into prostitution in Boston, and stayed there for a while because of a drug habit developed on the job. Phillip Martin talks to her about her work with the organization My Life, My Choice, and her own history.