The video called Nepali slaves in the Middle East is a good example of a report which will find its place on the Television.
The video is a 6 minutes 38 investigation about the trafficking of Nepalis in the Middle East.Nepalis try to escape poverty and war in Nepal and pay huge sums of money to agents to work abroad. Unfortunately, they tend to become salve and work in appalling conditions in the Middle East where they are abused and sometimes killed.
The investigation was made by Pete Pattison,a photo-journalist. His work has been featured in various media outlets including the BBC, the Independent, the Guardian, and Red Pepper.
The investigation is almost a short documentary which takes the time to go into details without being too long to lose the viewer’s attention. The format ( 6min 38s) is not a standard for broadcast, and even if we could image that an edited shorter version could have featured in a News bulletin, Pete Pattison would not have the luxury of time to develop the story.
The form of the investigation is quite interesting, the footage is not so different from a news story, and the presence of the voiceover that the visual style was not as important as the content. The shooting must have been reduced in order to make it easier to access many dangerous locations.
I really like the way Paul is both introducing and concluding his report through the story of the woman crying for her lost friend. The use of Music is not a code of the News stories. The investigation is as complete as possible.
In the Guardian’s website, the videos was the newest one in the page called World News and was integrated in an effective way not only are they categorised into a number of sections but they are also accompanied by about 3 lines worth of text summing up the video and a link to a related article.
Overall, I think this site is effective in using video content to appeal to an audience interested in getting more details.The linking to other videos of the same series and the tags and categories on the right make it a complete source of information.