As soccer stars and fans converge in South Africa for the World Cup, Christopher Werth travels into the Cape Town slums to investigate reports that people are being displaced to make way for the games. Werth’s reporting was supported in part by a grant from CIR’s Henry Demarest Lloyd Investigative Fund.

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+ Watch part two of this series: South Africa’s Shadows: A Journey into the “Bad Buildings” of Johannesburg

+ Read Christopher Werth’s article in Newsweek: Kicked Out for the Cup?

REPORTER: Christopher Werth
PHOTOGRAPHY: Christopher Werth; United Nations; Ken Hackman; Andres de Wet; Victor Geere; Frombelow; flowcomm; warrenski; Frerieke; valkyrieh116; Tom Nguyen/enviziondotnet; DonDomingo; adamcnelson/super.heavy; United Nations Photo bbcworldservice; (H) foto-grafic; NESRI; The Raz/Raz Barneg
VIDEO: Christopher Werth, Simon Krzic
SATELLITE IMAGES: World Wind Geo, NASA, Google

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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.