I Posed as a Prostitute in a Turkish Brothel

Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova posed as a prostitute to investigate sex trafficking.

16 October 2013, 2:45pm

Journalists go deep. Sometimes they go so deep into a story they lose track of where the story ends and their private life begins. Correspondent Confidential is a series of illustrated documentary shorts narrated by award-winning journalists. Newspaper reporters, documentary filmmakers, radio producers and journalists tell personal stories about the harrowing – and hilarious – experiences they've had on the job while reporting on some of the world's most high-profile issues and events.

In the first episode, photojournalist Mimi Chakarova talks about her journey deep into the underworld of international sex trafficking. For her film, The Price of Sex, Chakarova posed as a prostitute while working undercover in brothels in Turkey and Dubai.

More about sex trafficking:

Native American Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along Lake Superior

I Was Kidnapped by a Bulgarian Human Trafficking Ring

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