Now... I am not saying that this is the case here, but the whole experience of watching this programme just help to show me the power of the media and how dangerous it could be. It just dawned on me in a moment of idleness, that the story at the core of the programme was all voiced in a foreign language and we were told what was going on mostly via a translation/subtitles. I would not think to question the accuracy of the translation or the nuances of what we were told or how it was put across. It was on TV, so it must be true. I wonder what would happen if we built a movie set and filmed an enactment of man landing on the moon, do you think the public would believe it? No wonder the first thing seized when governments are overthrown is the media.
On a more sensible note... I thought the programme missed the opportunity to be a bit more impactful and informative. Because the "hero" was the reporter I didn't really empathise too much with her plight or see it as a true reflection of the plight of the women around her. She was on an assignment and although at one stage she said she felt suicidal you knew that before she really contemplated taking that action, she could just walk away from the assignment. The others in that piece didn't have that luxury.
The reporter got in the way of the reality of the story. Bring in Louis Theroux and let him loose on the Romanian pro$$ie I say. He is good at getting people to expose themselves whilst speaking for themselves (although we the subjects being Romanian we would still have to accept the translation). I guess the old saying holds the key to getting us to see the reality in such a coverage, that is ....actions speak louder than words. Notice how real it got at the end when we saw that guy shouting at the reporter to shut up? How do we know what he was being accused of was true....well, we saw it on film.