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Migrants working on Qatar’s glorious 2022 World Cup are living in Shangri-la says BBC report

by | 18th, May 2015

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The Qatari government wanted to show invited journalists how well it’s treating migrant workers toiling on its 2022 World Cup Sandlantis. But four BBC journalists thought it an idea to do some actual journalism, peeling away from the group to see things not on the official tour.

At which point thery were arrested for trespassing and banged up in jail which is ironically and very possibly much more in keeping with the authentic labour camp experience, allegedly.

Fifa, that bastion of freedom, fairness and transparency, says it is  investigating the arrests :

“Any instance relating to an apparent restriction of press freedom is of concern to Fifa and will be looked into with the seriousness it deserves.”

Fifa did not wonder aloud why the journalists didn’t just grease some palms with silver and big watches and make the problem go away. (Because doing so

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