In response to continuous misrepresentation in the media and potential harm caused by journalists to beneficiaries of CT programs in Moldova, IOM Moldova, in consultation with the UN, OSCE and NGOs, has been looking into making more out of our cooperation with the local and international media when it comes to writing about trafficking and Moldova. The overall aim was to promote the respect for the rights of trafficking survivors and to counteract some prejudices; we have therefore prepared the attached working documents for your information:
- Frequently Asked Questions – Migration, Trafficking and the Country (Moldova)
- Victims of Human Trafficking – A Statistical Profile by IOM Moldova
- General Principles for Reporting on Trafficking - A how-to-guide for writing about the phenomenon
Between 2008-2013, our mission had contact with over 150 international journalists, and while we have fairly strict criteria as to with whom we collaborate; overcoming stereotypes, attitudes and working methods that can be detrimental to what we are trying to do in counter-trafficking has been rather cumbersome. This material was developed based on identified needs, in order to help with the every-week/day discourse that we have with media. Furthermore, together with such partners as UN Country Team and OSCE, we are promoting rights-protection centered media work among the larger CT community in the country.