Mike Hilgers

Nebraska Attorney General

Human Trafficking in the News

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Informing the public about human trafficking can help prevent this crime – which is why news coverage of human trafficking is critical.

Since the media has such an important role in reporting this crime, the U.S. Department of State has produced Media Best Practices and Media Reporting on Human Trafficking, which provide guidelines for reporters and news outlets on how to respect the exploited while bringing attention to human trafficking.