The 10-DC-Commandments

I’ve also shared this advise during a welcoming ceremony of one of our newcomer Atlas Corps Classes in DC, but I’d like to become repetitive in this case: be shameless. Ask for tips, clothes, free events, contacts, local hints, help, information, ask, ask, ask! Following this mindset, I was asking one of the most Senior people at my Host Organization if he could give me some good advise as I was trying to get around Washington DC in the best way possible, in order to serve me well not just for the time being, but also for the years ahead. What I received as a gift was his beautiful personal list of “10 Hard-Earned Lessons”, which I will call “The 10-DC-Commandments” and I will share here with you:

The role of Media in combating Human Trafficking

According to the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) assessment of Human Trafficking victims in worldwide, around 21 million victims are exploited in all the forms of this crime. The biggest motivation for those combating Human trafficking through media to be so tech savvy is that a great portion of trafficking happens through and on the internet. So, what can media do in combating Human Trafficking? 

Enabling Public Visibility through the “right” images

Using images as a powerful tool in helping audience visualize the crime, is a big responsibility of the media outlets, which should have the right knowledge and cautiousness regarding the symbolism and sensitivities that they represent. Attaching images to human trafficking coverage should cultivate in public the principle of un-commodify of human beings.