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Press for Change: A Guide for Journalists Reporting on the Prostitution and Trafficking of Women

General Material


  • Argues that perceptions and reporting of prostitution and the sex industry reflect misinformation, stereotypes, and misrepresentation
  • Goal of this guide is to raise awareness among journalists to be more sensitive to how people and issues are portrayed when it comes to prostitution and trafficking for sex
  • Asserts that the so-called distinction between who is a 'sex slave' and 'prostitute' is complex and complicated
  • Views 'all forms of commercial sex as abuse and exploitation.' (5)
  • Includes articles written about prostitution and sex trafficking for analysis
  • Makes recommendations and offers considerations for journalists to follow when investigating and reporting on these issues
  • Includes two case studies at the end as a practical exercise to apply points from the guide and then to 'compose' a sensitive and more critical story