|Irish Traveller group complains over BBC programme||| Print ||
|Sunday, 05 February 2012|
The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain has lodged a complaint with the BBC following a report which alleged that Travellers were involved in trafficking people to Sweden and Norway and forcing them to work 14 hours a day. A Swedish human trafficking report had found 26 cases of British nationals being forced to work long hours in Sweden, prompting the BBC coverage. Fr Joe Browne, chairman of the Irish Traveller Movement, accused the broadcaster of denigrating an entire community over unproven allegations about a few.