Why media?

With an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today and just 42,000 identified last year, human trafficking is one of the most pressing yet underreported issues of our time. It is also notoriously complex and easily misunderstood. Media professionals are the messengers, able to distill the issue’s complexities into a story that can drive their readers and viewers to identify and prevent human trafficking.

The Global Freedom Center offers media professionals everything they need for accurate and compelling human trafficking reporting, whether for in-depth investigatory pieces or short deadline articles. This includes background information, the latest developments on the issue, reliable statistics, potential story angles, and experts available for interview. Additionally, Center experts are available for trainings at media organizations.

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