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Scott Carney

Investigative journalist Scott Carney has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world.  He is a contributing editor at Wired and his work also appears in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside, and Fast Company. He has appeared on a variety of radio and television stations including  NPR and National Geographic TV. 

In 2010 he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for the story “Meet the Parents” which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring . His first book, The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers, was published by William Morrow in 2011.  He first traveled to India while he was a student at Kenyon College in 1998 where he learned Hindi.  He has spent more than half a decade in South Asia.



Trade in bodies and body parts: Where reality bumps into ethics
ASK THIS | October 23, 2011
Scott Carney, author of a book on the subject, notes that enormous amounts of blood, skeletons, surrogate wombs, kidneys, and children up for adoption are sold both legally and illegally. Globalization has made the speed of trade bewildering, and prone to abuses. When crimes happen few law enforcement agencies want to pursue them.

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