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In the Press

How we appear in media sharing our stories, research, and insights

Inchiesta Cyber Slaves. Valentina Casulli di HRC: “Anche in Italia c’è il pericolo di essere adescati dai trafficanti”

May 29, 2023

Our Project Officer, Valentina Casulli, was recently interviewed by Decripto, Italy's first online news platform reporting on blockchain, cryptocurrency, Web3 and the Metaverse, with the aim to track down the criminals involved in the ever-growing arena of online scams. Valentina shared her knowledge on the issue of forced labour in the...

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Cambodia, Myanmar ‘Cyber-slaves’ Are Being Recruited Globally, Research Finds

May 12, 2023

The Diplomat, an international online news magazine covering politics, society and culture in the Indo-Pacific region recently covered the emerging scope of cyber-scam operations in Southeast Asia. The report highlights our latest briefing titled "Guidance on Responding to Victims in Forced Scam Labour", drawing in on the perspective of our founder Mina Chiang who...

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Southeast Asia: How to combat a human trafficking crisis

May 4, 2023

Deutsche Welles, a global news TV program broadcast internationally by the Federal Government of Germany, recently covered the issue of cyber slavery in the scamming compounds in Southeast Asia, focusing on the rapidly emerging and interconnected forms of trafficking in the region. The report highlighted the need for source countries...

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Cyber-scam traffickers targeting professionals across Asia

March 31, 2023

CNN, a multinational news channel headquartered in the US, recently covered the issue of cyber slavery in the scamming compounds, focusing not only on the scamming aspect but primarily on the human trafficking element. Our founder Mina Chiang contributed to the news report, sharing her knowledge on the broad victim...

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Scams, Human Trafficking Thrived at Bokor Mountain Behind Tycoon’s Luxury Hotel

February 15, 2023

CamboJA News, an independent media platform that works towards restoring press freedom in Cambodia, recently published what may be the first English-language article to cover the scamming compounds on Bokor Mountain. CamboJA contacted HRC after reading our briefing and attending our webinar on the scamming compounds in Cambodia, requesting more...

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কম্বোডিয়া: সাইবার চক্রে মানুষ বেচা-কেনা হয় যেখানে

February 13, 2023

Our Survivor Empowerment Officer, MD Abdus Salam, was recently interviewed along with two other Bangladeshi survivors as part of a documentary produced by The Daily Star, Bangladesh. The documentary reveals how people are being trafficked from Bangladesh to Cambodia to work as slaves in scamming compounds, where they are forced...

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萬名外籍漁工出海即斷聯 民團連署促保障網路人權

January 4, 2023

HRC was recently mentioned in Yahoo Taiwan’s report on our joint campaign with Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum, Fospi, Stella Mari Kaohsiung, Taiwan Association for Human Rights demanding fishers have access to Wi-Fi onboard distant-water fishing vessels. The article highlights the issue of migrant workers onboard Taiwanese fishing vessels...

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Sklaverei 2.0 in Betrugsfabriken (Slavery 2.0 in Fraud Factories)

December 20, 2022

Mina Chiang along with Abdus Salam, our survivor empowerment officer, were interviewed by Tagesschau, the oldest and most watched news program on German television. Salam spoke of his experience as a survivor of human trafficking and cyber slavery after being trapped in a scamming compound in Cambodia. Mina highlights the...

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Providing access to Wi-Fi on board fishing vessels is crucial for the human rights of the fishers

December 3, 2022

An Indonesian language news platform based in Taiwan reported on our campaign pushing for Wi-Fi for fishers at sea. The campaign is in collaboration with Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), supported by Taiwan Association for Human Rights, Stella Maris Kaohsiung and Fospi Donggang Pingtung. Many of the fishers...

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Traffickers in Southeast Asia: “Selling Chinese man, 22, slow typer”

October 13, 2022

Der Spiegel, the largest news website in Germany, published a major on cyber scams and human trafficking in south-east Asia with reports from Cambodia, China, and Taiwan. HRC’s founder, Mina Chiang, was contacted for the story, providing insight into the modus operandi of the nature of the crime and the grave...

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