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(ACTION DC!) The Media and Human Trafficking

October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Free
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 humantrafficking, 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.

Moderated by Terry Fitzpatrick, Free the Slaves Director of Communications & Advocacy

Panelists include:

  • Colbert King, WashPost columnist
  • Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
  • Tina Frundt, survivor, head of Courtney’s House
  • Nina Berman, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Admission is free, however attendees must REGISTER to attend.


October 18, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Elliot School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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