Webinar discusses tomorrow the role of media and best practices for reporting on trafficking in persons

UN.GIFTBrasília, 16 September 2013 - Tomorrow at noon (Brasília time) there will be a seminar on the role of the media and best practices to report on trafficking in persons, organized by the United Nations Global Initiative to fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT). The guests are the Brazilian journalist Leonardo Sakamoto, the journalist specializing in migration and human rights Harriet Grant, and the photographer and filmmaker Mimi Chakarova.

Each guest will make a brief presentation about their work in the field; following the panel presentations, there will be a Q&A discussion. The debate will be moderated by Luciana Viegas, public information officer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The seminar is an opportunity to exchange experiences about the challenges of covering this topic. To participate, it is necessary to register online.

UN.GIFT was launched in 2007 to promote the global fight against human trafficking based on the international agreements of the United Nations. The initiative is a partnership between UNODC, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).


Webinar: Role of the media and best practices to report on trafficking in persons

Date: Tuesday, September 17

When: 12 pm (Brasília local time)

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