We Monitor media representations of sex trafficking
We Advocate for responsible and accurate reporting
We Educate with knowledge, reliable data, and materials
via the web and with professional training
Our aim is to bring together, online and in newsrooms, journalists with reliable data and knowledgeable sources to broaden and strengthen reporting on sex trafficking.
Our approach is grounded in the research that shows the ways news media ‘frame’ a particular issue can influence the ways in which the public, politicians and other interested parties come to understand and act upon the issue.
Useful tips for covering sex trafficking including best practices for interviewing survivors;
Data sets for thinking about the magnitude of trafficking; Abstracts or short essays about peer-reviewed and professional studies related to sex trafficking; Definitions and helpful dos and dont's some common missteps in terms and phrases used in sex trafficking coverage.
A range of perspectives on trafficking from individuals with deep knowledge of the issue. In blogs and interviews, these experts address current news and debates related to sex trafficking in local, national and global settings, identify challenges in covering the issue and recommend new ways of approaching this important journalistic work.