Suffolk University Law Professor Sara Dillon has been talking about an amazing situation involving a documentary TV crew, orphanages in Turkey, and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, on her blog . Apparently Fergie and her daughter, Princess Eugenie, went into some of Turkey's state-run orphanages with an undercover ITV camera crew to expose the appalling conditions facing the children there. Fergie saw the project as a humanitarian effort, but instead it's stoked a diplomatic row between Akara and London.
Professor Dillon writes:
What we are seeing now is a political backlash against anyone from the outside gaining access to neglected children in institutions, all in the name of ”privacy.” As I have often argued, there is virtually no international access to such children, and thus it is almost impossible to verify whether government statements about “child welfare” are accurate, except through anecdotes or, as here, occasional hidden camera work.