Pete Pattisson

Pete Pattisson

Pete Pattisson is an award-winning investigative journalist based in Kathmandu. He has spent over ten years exposing labor exploitation and modern forms of slavery around the world. His 2013 report on the deaths of scores of migrant construction workers in Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, made international headlines. His follow-up investigations in Qatar have exposed the systemic abuse suffered by thousands of impoverished migrant workers building the infrastructure for the World Cup. They include reports on the forced labor of North Koreans construction workers, the exploitation of workers employed by multinational companies and the deaths of migrant workers on World Cup stadium construction sites. Pete is a regular contributor to The Guardian and has won an Amnesty International Media Award, an Anti-Slavery Media Award, and a Webby Award.