Holly Williams went undercover to investigate a factory in Bangladesh, finding unsafe conditions and child workers.
went undercover to investigate a factory in Bangladesh, finding unsafe conditions and child workers.
The story, created by Holly Williams
team, was well packaged, attempted to pick up the in-depth elements, none will oppose the spirit of the story.
The factory sources told me that, Holly Williams
, who led the reporting team of two, did not disclose her
visited the factory as a potential new buyer from the UK.
The Monde authority welcomed the team.
As wished, they were allowed to visit freely and interacted with the workers.
visited a shanty where some workers reside.
filmed a piece of interview of two workers protecting their identity.
took help of two locals for questioning and interpreting.
But the workers later willingly disclosed their identity to their management.
They are Sufia and her
They told that initially they were not willing to talk to, but the team created pressure on them.
After all their attempts failed, now the team took an immoral last attempt, by paying money, they convinced Sufia's husband to pressure his
wife and daughter to talk to Holly
This attempt, a serious breach of journalistic ethic, worked fine and the helpless mother and daughter of patriarchal society agreed.
The team first tried to prove that Mousumi is under-aged, she
looks like so, though she
has a valid birth certificate indicating she
is no more a child.
termed it a 'fake' proof.
The mother first said Mousumi is 12, but she
corrected herself immediately saying that Mousimi was born in the year of big flood.
The flood inundated almost whole of the country in 1998.
If the mother were true, Mousumi should more than 16, not 12.
The second attempt was to prove factory supervisors beat the workers, while the interviewees said that they have never experienced so, but they admitted that previously, on some occasions, their supervisors would become angry when there was an error, such situation is no longer exists, Sufia told Holly