Prostitution During the World Cup

Posted in Football, News at 10:11 am by Nicole

One of the ugly underbellies of world-class sport is the proliferation of the sex trade when big events come to town. The concern about forced prostitution during the World Cup isn’t a new topic, but the China Daily is running an AP story about it today, which I felt merited its inclusion at the China Sports Blog. The number of people trafficked for others’ profit around the world is staggering. Here’s hoping that the journalists covering the World Cup keep a close eye on this issue and report it to the moon. Is sports journalism the toy department of the newspaper? Not when it can do good – and this is one time when it surely could, if the credentialed media is brave enough to do it.

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