Introducing: THALIA

Towards thoughtful, informed, and compassionate journalism in covering human trafficking

THALIA was created to establish a long-term cooperation with human trafficking stakeholders and universities in order to raise the competence of future journalists in the Baltic Sea Region on the topic of human trafficking.

Participating countries: Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine

Project activities

  • Workshops for teachers of journalism in Riga and Saint Petersburg in order to develop a model for a panel discussion/workshop where journalism theory would be applied to the specific field of human trafficking.
  • National panel discussions/workshops for students of journalism.
  • Open call for contributions in film, photography, articles and/or radio segments by students of journalism in the Baltic Sea Region on the topic of human trafficking.
  • International journalism conference in Stockholm.


  • A transnational network of teachers of journalism.
  • A harmonized curricula module that includes Human Trafficking as a topic in journalism courses and education in the participating countries.
  • A base for future collaborations and research for students and teachers of journalism in the area of Human Trafficking and media.


Partners: Ministry of Justice in Estonia; Joutseno Reception Centre, Finland; Ministry of Interior of Latvia; Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Norway; Russian Red Cross, Saint Petersburg branch; NGO “Alternativa”, Russia; International Organization for Migration, Office in Kiev, Ukraine

Duration: October 2020 ­–December 2021

The project THALIA is funded by the Swedish Institute (SI) and the CBSS Project Support Facility Fund.