Human Trafficking: Live Conversation Today with Reporters in Burma

Mee Yon's one-year-old son died of starvation in North Korea. Desparate and hungry, she risked her life to cross the Tumen river into China. When Mee Yon made the crossing, she thought the man she met when she got there was going to help her find a regular job. Instead she was horrified to learn she had been sold into marriage against her will. RFA photo.

Radio Free Asia will be hosting a live chat about human trafficking on Facebook today, January 12, from 4:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern time (9:00-9:30 PM, GMT). Human Trafficking has become a global problem. Millions of people become victims through entrapment and exploitation. Radio Free Asia has produced a special, in-depth series on the subject. RFA reporters go into the heart of Asia’s human trafficking business to document cases of this form of modern slavery.

We invite you to join us for the unique opportunity to participate in a the live online conversation with the filmmakers and journalists behind the video documentary series, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. The half-hour session will focus on Burma’s child soldiers, drawing from the videographers’ experience interviewing former recruits from the field.

Please bring your questions for this unique opportunity to talk directly with the journalists behind this eye-opening ongoing series, and learn about different aspects of human trafficking and its impact in Asia.

To join the conversation, you must RSVP to this event via this link. The conversation will happen on the Facebook page for the event.

RFA journalists will talk about how they have gone out to the front lines in the tragedy that is human trafficking. Watch these reports as victims tell us their stories, bringing a human face to this worldwide epidemic.

You are welcome to post questions on the Facebook page for the videographers to answer in the meantime. RFA will select questions to be included in the session.

Thank you for joining the conversation!

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