Event

Jon Sawyer to Speak on "The Media and Human Trafficking" Panel

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Nine-year-old Karim Sawadogo swings a pick at the bottom of a 40-foot pit at Kouékowéra. Image by Larry C. Price. Burkina Faso, 2013.

Nine-year-old Karim Sawadogo swings a pick at the bottom of a 40-foot pit at Kouékowéra. Image by Larry C. Price. Burkina Faso, 2013.

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Mr. Cheng is massaging Ms. Feng’s hand. He used to get knife cuts during work in the past. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

Mr. Cheng is massaging Ms. Feng’s hand. He used to get knife cuts during work in the past. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
10:00AM to 12:00PM

The Pulitzer Center's Executive Director, Jon Sawyer, will be participate in the panel, "The Media and Human Trafficking." The panel will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 10am to 12pm at George Washington University, hosted by the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, School of Media and Public Affairs.

The panel will discuss how human trafficking is portrayed in the media today. 

Moderated by Terry Fitzpatrick, Free the Slaves Director of Communications & Advocacy. The panel also includes:

  • Colbert King, Washington Post columnist
  • Tina Frundt, survivor, head of Courtney’s House
  • Nina Berman, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

The panel is free and open to the public. 

This event is part of ACTION DC!'s initiative to bring awareness to human trafficking in a modern world. As a part of this initiative, Pulitzer Center grantee's Xyza Bacani and Larry C. Price's work will be featured in the exhibit, Bearing Witness