Are U.S. tax dollars fueling an illicit human pipeline that exploits and endangers foreign workers? Reporter Cam Simpson of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE began investigating when he saw a news report about a dozen impoverished men from Nepal who were kidnapped and killed while being transported to Iraq for jobs that supported U.S troops. Simpson retraced their steps back to the subcontractor who originally hired the workers, and uncovered a web of deceit and coercion.

Aired last year, this program has already received a CINE Golden Eagle and has been nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy (winners will be announced September 24).

>> Watch this updated version of EXPOSÉ’s award-winning episode about Simpson’s reporting: “Blame Somebody Else”

>> Read Cam Simpson’s original series “Pipeline to Peril” in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE.

Carrie Ching

Carrie Ching is an award-winning, independent multimedia journalist and producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For six years, she led digital storytelling projects at the Center for Investigative Reporting as senior multimedia producer. Her multimedia reports have been featured by, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Grist,, Fast Company, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, KQED, PBS NewsHour,, Mother Jones, Public Radio International, Poynter, Columbia Journalism Review and many other publications. Her specialty is crafting digital narratives and exploring ways to use video, audio, photography, animation and interactive graphics to push the boundaries of storytelling on the Web, tablets and mobile. Her work has been honored with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Best of the West, the Online News Association, Scripps Howard, The Gracies, and was part of the entry in a Pulitzer-finalist project. Prior to her time at CIR she was a magazine and book editor, video journalist, newspaper reporter and TV comedy scriptwriter. She was on the 2010 Eddie Adams Workshop faculty as a multimedia producer working with MediaStorm to teach digital storytelling techniques to photojournalists. She completed a master’s degree in journalism at UC Berkeley in 2005.