Enterprise Journalism Release – June 3, 2010

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Enterprise Journalism Release – June 3, 2010

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Human Trafficking & World Cup

Outside the Lines (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN)

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While South Africa awaits the pomp and prestige of hosting the FIFA World Cup and the estimated 500,000 soccer fans who will be entering the country, a third of all its workers are unemployed and nearly 70 percent of the country’s children live in poverty. With the World Cup offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cash in, illegal prostitution in South Africa has spiked, raising concerns about another issue: human trafficking. There is no law in South Africa specifically banning human trafficking, which raises concerns that more young people will be exploited in the sex trade during the month-long tournament. Outside the Lines was there when Cape Town police raided local brothels, and reporter John Barr went undercover using hidden cameras searching for evidence of human trafficking. Sunday, Outside the Lines investigates the World Cup’s impact on the often hidden underworld of human trafficking in South Africa.

“Some of them came blatantly out in saying, ‘We all need to make money off the FIFA World Cup,’ so they are quite open when it comes to that. Some of them we spoke to even explained to us that they will stop what they’re doing when the World Cup is done.”Neil Arendse, Cape Town Police, vice squad assistant chief, on young women hoping to capitalize on the World Cup

“These girls didn’t come here by themselves. They didn’t individually board a plane and fly here on a visa, etc. They’re being brought here through syndicates, who have the means to manipulate immigration processes, to bribe border patrol, border guards, to bribe immigration officials, to falsify papers…” — J.P. Smith, Cape Town city councilor, in charge of safety and security for the World Cup

“Where we’re starting to see a lot of foreign nationals is in brothels, in residential suburbs, and they were not here a year ago. This is a new phenomenon, a very new phenomenon.” — Smith, Cape Town city councilor, in charge of safety and security for the World Cup

“We see younger, young girls taking to the street, so we are not surprised to find 17-year-olds anymore because the average age has literally dropped in the last month or two.” — Arendse, Cape Town Police, Vice squad Assistant Chief

Landon Donovan’s USA-England Connection

SportsCenter (Sunday, 10 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m.,ESPN)

With the U.S. facing England in its opening FIFA World Cup game, ESPN documents the time last winter Team USA’s leading goal scorer and perhaps biggest star, Landon Donovan spent in England. He converted disbelievers into fans and grew his confidence as a member of Everton, the Liverpool-based English Premier League team.

Belmont’s Sentimental Favorite

Belmont Stakes (Pre-race coverage, Saturday, ABC)

One horse will be carrying more than the weight of a jockey in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes: Uptowncharlybrown will also be bearing the burden of grief and the legacy of his trainer Alan Seewald, who died suddenly less than two months ago. Tom Rinaldi reports on the trainer who meant so much to his horse and what that horse now means to Seewald’s family and friends.

Jamie Theriot’s Emotional Ride

Belmont Stakes (Pre-race coverage, Saturday, ABC)

Jamie Theriot, riding Sky Mom last May, collided with jockey Rene Douglas’s horse at Arlington Park, paralyzing Douglas and resulting in a 30-day suspension for Theriot and the accusation and blame that came with it. Theriot has settled back into his career and will ride Stay Put in his first run at the Belmont Stakes. Tom Rinaldi tells the story of the jockey who walked away from the collision but couldn’t leave the emotional toll of the accident behind.

Derek Fisher’s Game-Winning, Life-Winning Day

NBA Finals (Game 2 half time, Sunday, ABC)

A four-time NBA champion with the Lakers, Derek Fisher was a member of the Jazz in 2007, when he hit one of the most memorable shots of his career in a playoff game. The same day he watched his baby daughter, Tatum, undergo eye-cancer treatment in New York City, Fisher flew across the country, arrived late to the arena, then hit Utah’s game-winning shot. Three years later, Chris Connelly reports that Fisher’s daughter is thriving and the family’s experience has had a positive impact on others.

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