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What Qatar Doesn't Want the World to See | WORLD CUP 2022

  • Am 19 Nov 2022 veröffentlicht
  • Qatar has trapped people in its country, and now they're hiding them from view.
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    It started with me looking at a map. But soon I got sucked into a deep dark secret, one Qatar doesn't want the world to see.
    A huge thank you to everyone we spoke to that chose to stay anonymous for this story. Your perspectives and knowledge were vital to tell this, and we could not have done it without you.
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    Thank you again to Goma Magar, Bikram Tajpuriya, and Sushil in Nepal for sharing your stories.
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  • Johnny Harris
    Johnny Harris  Vor Tag +5

    We were working on this up to the minute of publishing it. It was all playing out in real time. So forgive me if there’s any bugs or glitches in the edit. also for anyone who wants to help support this kind of journalism when corporations won’t check out our Patreon.

  • Jake Moellmer
    Jake Moellmer Vor Tag +2

    You are an absolute legend Johnny. Keeping the “general” population informed about corruption and not talked about news around the world. Great mini doc as always.

  • Jin Dong
    Jin Dong Vor Tag +959

    It's just a shame that corporations don't have the guts to sponsor your content. Would love to see you grow as large as organisations like Vice or Radiolab so that you have even more resources and eventually a team of reporters. This is what journalism should be so please keep it up. I'll keep supporting where I can. Thank you for your hard work!

  • Shashank Srivastav
    Shashank Srivastav Vor Tag +1

    Thanks Johnny and team for bringing this to light. We would have never known the plight and horrifying conditions in which these men had to live and work for years. I just hope Qatar is held responsible for inhumane work environments once these few weeks have passed.

  • Speak English
    Speak English Vor Tag +12

    Good job, Johnny. It is impossible to watch a match without thinking about those poor workers and the high number of deaths. I think it has spoiled the world cup for millios of people. And we know no one will answer for all this attrocity. (Roseli, a teacher from Sao Paulo).

  • Ja Ha
    Ja Ha Vor Tag +527

    Johnny, we have an identical system, with all its components, in Canada for farm workers and other industrial work. In Canada ... recruiters are often gangs in country of origin, recruitment fees, debt required, closed work contract, horrible conditions, death, deportation if you speak out, extortion at home of your pay. It’s called the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and its where Qatar learned its system. If you want to tell this story I can introduce you to all of the relevant contacts - workers, farm access, rights organizers, lawyers, etc.

  • Sudip Bajgai
    Sudip Bajgai Vor Tag +186

    Hello Johnny. I am from Nepal and I have been following you for the past two years. Thank you for covering this sad reality of my people. In Nepal, anyone who has money moves to either Europe, Australia or North America for better future and the ones who don’t have any money, they go to gulf countries like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE. This is just sad.

  • Sami Zain
    Sami Zain Vor Tag +1

    My friend's uncle died working in one of the stadium. His family was never compensated cause the death was mentioned natural and yeah he was totally heathly before. And the worst thing is the Nepalese government doing completely nothing despite knowing the reality. My friend's family had tried but their stories never got heard so thank you Johnny for bringing this up. And yes, the world should never forget that 6500+ deaths.

  • chonkycat
    chonkycat Vor Tag +403

    Amazing reporting. I was born in Malaysia. I see similarities here with the construction sites in Malaysia--stories of Bangladesh nationals having their passport taken away until their passage and recruitment costs were paid, terrible living conditions in shacks built IN the hard-hat construction sites, having to walk miles to just get rice. Thank you for shedding a light on this.

  • Wasi
    Wasi Vor 22 Stunden +127

    I'm from Nepal and I have my neighbor who got his half body paralysed due to an accident from a construction site. I'm 18 and I have many friends working in Qutar and other golf countries.Many have lost their lives too..And they never prefer anyone to go to Qutar. Please there are many who are suffering from such a problem. There is no respect for the worker because of whom FIFA is going now..Feeling sad for that. I'm also from the victim society.i have long to write but it won't work 😥

  • Satish Rengarajan
    Satish Rengarajan Vor Tag +89

    I was in Doha a few years back and saw the condition of these workers first hand. The story covered in this video brings back episodes that ultimately made me leave the country. Unlike me, the construction workers couldn't change jobs or leave the country and were bound to their employer. So grateful and relieved that the situation is coming to light and the world knows about this now. Johnny, I have become a fan of your work with this video. Wishing you the very best for all your upcoming work.

  • Raju Jha
    Raju Jha Vor Tag +4

    Being a Nepali, I can confirm the arrival of people from Qatar with a disappointed face, physically disabled condition and even inside a wooden box sometimes. Even today, I have my own relatives working in Qatar. Thank you Johnny Harris for showing this to the world.

  • Renzo Stefan MP
    Renzo Stefan MP Vor Tag +151

    As a football fan, I really admire all the work you have done regarding Qatar and its World Cup. I'm sure Johny will get as big as Vice news. Mark my word.

  • Le cong
    Le cong Vor Tag +32

    The real accomplishment wasnt him getting over the mountain, it was him getting nominated for an Emmy. So incredibly proud of you Mark, youre an icon for us small creators to show where we can all go if we just keep trying. Thank you for everything and I hope you get that award you so deserve! :)

  • H
    H Vor 22 Stunden +1

    This video is incredibly eye-opening to what’s really happening. The side that the news won’t show you. The editing is incredibly well done and the reporting is amazing. Thank you for helping expose the truth that we can’t get anywhere else.

  • Tran duy
    Tran duy Vor Tag +58

    I'm new to the channel but I wish I had found him sooner. His dry humor, the roasting of his peers, the commentary about random things, his genius fight strategies.... I love it. May his family find comfort in this sad time

  • Sythini Rythorn
    Sythini Rythorn Vor Tag +28

    I really like how you covered INDIVIDUAL FRAMES where upscaling could de-anonymize. That's the level of effort you put in... and I love it.

  • Ari
    Ari Vor Tag +3

    I grew up in Kuwait (country next to Qatar) for my entire life and this is very accurate. Migrant works (specifically from India and the Philippines) are literally treated worse than animals. At one apartment I lived in, the security guard told me his passport was confiscated and he could never return to India to see his family. It's heartbreaking to see no action taken to such treatment. It really is modern day slavery

  • A S
    A S Vor Tag +60

    As a poor and weak nation our government doesn't have the guts to raise its voice.( Hopefully that changes someday)

  • Sujoy Kanjilal
    Sujoy Kanjilal Vor Tag +15

    I visited Doha while I worked in Bahrain and it would be like 2009 or 2010 and I could not believe my colleague who had said bachelors were not allowed in malls. All of this is so unfortunate and true.