Where can you find useful resources, inspiration and tips to investigate modern slavery?
Over the coming months we will be further adding a variety of resources on this page. Please feel free to contact us with any comments or ideas.
In February 2021 the Thomson Foundation published Hidden from view: Reporting on human trafficking and modern slavery, including an eight-point guide for journalists covering human trafficking and modern slavery.
Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)
In June 2021 GIJN published Human Trafficking: Investigating an Evil Hidden in Plain Sight by Martha Mendoza, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and part of the Associated Press team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. It is a chapter from GIJN's forthcoming Reporter’s Guide to Investigating Organized Crime.
GIJN's online library has several other interesting sections in this field:
Webinar: Investigating Human Trafficking
The webinar was produced by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) in partnership with Journalismfund.eu’s Modern Slavery Unveiled programme and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. This virtual presentation provided tips on how to dig into human trafficking, sexual exploitation and labour abuse, and discussed the best ways to cooperate with civil society groups that offer protection to victims of trafficking and slavery.
Watch our webinar here
Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalists
This resource was created to help you report on some of the most severe abuses of human rights. In this guide you will learn about forced labour and on strategies to prevent it, in particular by promoting fair recruitment practices.
Read on and learn more about this toolkit.