Noy Thrupkaew reports on human trafficking and the economics of exploitation through the lens of labor rights.

Why you should listen

Noy Thrupkaew writes on global issues on a local scale. The focus of her studies (and the subject of her forthcoming book) is human trafficking and the exploitative economic systems and corrupt officials behind it. She is a keen critic of the role of anti-trafficking organizations in the struggle against it, calling for long-range approaches that go beyond mere prohibition.

As an independent journalist, Thrupkaew has written for a wide variety of outlets including The Nation, National Geographic and The New York Times.

What others say

““Noy Thrupkaew... [encourages] reporters to work harder to paint three-dimensional pictures of those who have endured the abuse of modern slavery.”” — FightChildTrafficking blog, June 19, 2010

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Passion and Consequence: The inspiring talks in Session 11 of TED2015

March 20, 2015

Surfing in the ice. “If shivering is a form of meditation, then I consider myself a monk,” says Chris Burkard, before playing a soaring video that shows him surfing waves amidst snowfall and ice drifts, with white-topped mountain peaks in the background. See, Chris Burkard is a surf photographer who found himself burnt out on […]

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