Human Trafficking and Slavery: A Guide to Resource Materials

Researchers estimate 40 million people exist in some form of slavery today, ranging from debt bondage and false contracts to sex trafficking, forced marriage and child labor. To help journalists cover human trafficking and slavery, GIJN has created this collection of resources including documents and reports, places to find expertise and advice on best practices in reporting and investigation.

Human Trafficking Resources: Best Practices in Reporting

Investigative reporters use a wide variety of skills to cover human trafficking. Sensitive interviewing of victims emerges as vital; a number of useful guides exist on interviewing vulnerable subjects. Meanwhile, getting a handle on sometimes controversial data in this area can be challenging. Collaboration has been critical in doing some stories, which span multiple countries, as some reporters explain post publication. These and other topics are discussed below.