Mid East Organ Traffic

(Above: Scene from ‘Off the Grid,’ courtesy TRT World)

TRT World is a free two-year-old English-language news channel from Turkey that just launched on Roku and can be seen live online and via iOS, Android and Apple TV apps.

The channel will debut a 15-minute show about illegal organ-trafficking in the Middle East this Saturday, November 11, at 4:15 am ET.


“Silent Death on a Syrian Journey,” an episode of TRT’s series Off the Grid, finds producer/director Mouhssine Ennami visiting Lebanon where Syrian refuges Abu Ahmed and Abdallah have sold their kidneys to pay for food and shelter. Ennami then tracks down an organ trafficker and an organ-harvesting surgical assistant who talk about the organ-trafficking business.

Following its Saturday premiere, the episode will also be available on TRT World’s YouTube channel.

For more info or to stream live online, visit trtworld.com.


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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