The Council of the Baltic Sea States’ Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings (CBSS, TF-THB) and Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden hosted the digital conference “The role of media in shaping the understanding of Trafficking in Human Beings: Compassionate communication in a global media landscape” as part of the CBSS international project Towards thoughtful, informed, and compassionate journalism in covering human trafficking (THALIA).
Media can be a powerful tool to raise awarness of human trafficking in a compassionate way; but with many external factors shaping the stories – including media landscapes as well as the investigating journalists’ knowledge on the subject – a “perfect” trafficking story nearly impossible. The THALIA project is trying to address the lack of information that journalists might have on how to best approach such stories by offering workshops and seminars to journalism students and their teachers.
This international conference brought together journalists, journalism students as well as their teachers to share their experiences and best practices. Watch the full recording of the conference below: