Noy Thrupkaew

Noy Thrupkaew

Noy Thrupkaew is an independent journalist who has researched human trafficking and labor exploitation since 2006. As an Open Society Fellow, she investigated the largest human trafficking cases in the United States, and explored ways to develop greater accountability in law-enforcement initiatives against forced prostitution. A contributing editor for the American Prospect and recipient of International Reporting Project, Investigative Fund, and Fulbright grants, Thrupkaew has reported from Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Iran, Morocco, and Cuba and written for outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, National Geographic, The Nation, Radio Netherlands, Reveal Radio, and Marie Claire. In 2015, she taught a seminar on transnational investigative journalism at Princeton University and gave a TED talk on human trafficking, and in 2017, she was the Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Last updated July 2017


Beyond Rescue

How the Gates Foundation’s war on sex trafficking in developing countries may harm the young victims it is designed to rescue. Part two of two.


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