31 August 2012
The international sex trade criss-crosses the globe using a sinister network made up of criminal masterminds, local handlers, corrupt policemen, wilfully blind politicians, eager consumers, and countless hapless women and children. In a ground-breaking new work of investigative reporting internationally renowned Mexican journalist and campaigner Lydia Cacho follows the trail of the traffickers and their victims from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq, Georgia to the UK. She exposes the trade’s hidden links with the tourist industry, internet pornography, drugs and arms smuggling, the selling of body organs, money laundering, and even terrorism. Lydia Cacho will be joining us at the Frontline Club in conversation with executive director of Article 19, Dr Agnès Callamard to talk about her expansive investigation into this world and the work she does reporting on domestic violence, child prostitution, organised crime and political corruption, whilst teaching workshops on how to help victims of trafficking.
In Mexico, attackers steal Lydia Cacho’s reporting records, kill dogs
July 23, 2019
On July 21, in Puerto Morelos, in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, unidentified individuals broke into the home of Cacho, an author and freelance reporter, and stole a laptop computer, audio recorder, three cameras, several memory cards, and ten hard drives containing information about sexual abuse cases the reporter was investigating, according to Cacho, who spoke with CPJ via messaging app, and a report by national news website Animal Político. The individuals also killed Cacho’s two dogs and damaged personal belongings, including photographs, according to that report.