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The Media and the Messaging of Human Trafficking


The Media and the Messaging of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking stories are becoming more frequent in the media, but what is the story they are telling? While some excellent coverage has taken place (including the 2016 Pulitzer Prize to the AP for “Seafood from Slaves”) many of the stories continue to focus on the more prurient aspects of sex trafficking, frequently casting the victims as co-conspirators. Inadequate reporting contributes to a wrongful public perception of human trafficking, which in turn has an impact on policy and community responses. So, what’s the real story?

Join us for a meaningful discussion on this very important topic with an outstanding panel:

Colbert King, Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist, The Washington Post

Nina Berman, Documentary photographer, Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism

Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Tina Frundt, Member, US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, Founder and Director of Courtney's House and human trafficking survivor/activist

moderated by Terry FitzPatrick, Communications and Advocacy Director, Free the Slaves


Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

The event is co-sponsored by ArtWorks for Freedom as part of their ACTION DC! campaign to raise awareness and inspire action to end human trafficking.

For more information or to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNLyXIHeHxvOJkkVJeREbCkEq-Jc8Oln7nkLNOG7JRfTLRrg/viewform

Earlier Event: October 15
Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar
Later Event: October 17
Human Trafficking Awareness Event