Media Reports

Latest Media Report: Monday 13th November - Sunday 19th November


Keep up to date with developments in the fight against modern slavery. See a summary of the most recent local, regional, national and international news here.

 

13th November

Thomson Reuters: Exclusive - $6 for 38 days work: Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-myanmar-rohingya-exploitation-exclusi/exclusive-6-for-38-days-work-child-exploitation-rife-in-rohingya-camps-idUKKBN1DD05E?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

 

City AM: Our companies hold the power to make sure life continue to get better for workers in Qatar

http://www.cityam.com/275580/our-companies-hold-power-make-sure-life-continues-get

 

Thomson Reuters: Remembering dignity in the fight to end modern slavery

http://news.trust.org/item/20171113223248-oi9b5/

 

Burton Mail: Police watchdog rates Staffordshire and Derbyshire forces as good, as Leicestershire is told to improve

http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/local-news/police-watchdog-rates-staffordshire-derbyshire-750654

 

14th November

CNN: Migrants being sold as slaves

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/11/13/libya-migrant-slave-auction-lon-orig-md-ejk.cnn

 

Business Insider: Humans are reportedly being sold as slaves for $400 each on the front line of the migrant crisis

http://uk.businessinsider.com/humans-are-being-sold-as-slaves-for-400-each-in-libya-2017-11

 

Sky News: Rohingya crisis: Calls for Britain to investigate 'crimes against humanity'

https://news.sky.com/story/rohingya-crisis-calls-for-britain-to-investigate-crimes-against-humanity-11126202

 

Small Business: Are unpaid internships really akin to modern-day slavery?

http://smallbusiness.co.uk/unpaid-internships-akin-modern-day-slavery-2541579/

 

Relief Web: Modern slavery and child labour: Asia’s unacceptable record

https://reliefweb.int/report/world/modern-slavery-and-child-labour-asia-s-unacceptable-record

 

15th November

Devon Line: Modern slavery is not just a problem in big cities

http://www.devonlive.com/news/news-opinion/modern-slavery-not-just-problem-778546

 

Slough & Southbucks Observer: Bucks County Council launches inquiry as 150 victims of modern slavery emerge across the area

http://www.sloughobserver.co.uk/news/15659987.Inquiry_launched_as_150_victims_of_modern_slavery_emerge/

 

The Scotsman: Two charged over alleged human trafficking

http://www.scotsman.com/regions/inverness-highlands-islands/two-charged-over-alleged-human-trafficking-1-4614058

 

Daily Mail: Slaves are in your street, your town, say campaigners from UK to India
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-5083441/Slaves-street-town-say-campaigners-UK-India.html#ixzz4ybeiuet9

Financier Worldwide: Tackling modern-day slavery within global supply chains

https://www.financierworldwide.com/tackling-modern-day-slavery-within-global-supply-chains#.Wg2rYY_XKhc

 

The Guardian: Trafficking victims 'being wrongly sent to immigration detention centres'

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/15/trafficking-victims-being-wrongly-sent-to-immigration-detention-centres

 

Police Scotland: Two charged over alleged human trafficking

http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2017/november/two-people-charged-with-alleged-human-trafficking-offences

 

The Independent: UN accuses Britain of ‘turning a blind eye to horrors suffered by refugees’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/un-uk-refugee-crisis-accusation-libyan-coastguard-turning-blind-eye-horrors-suffered-torture-rape-a8057121.html

 

Thomson Reuters: Satellites and science turn tide in fight to end slavery - expert

https://uk.reuters.com/article/slavery-conference-global-science/satellites-and-science-turn-tide-in-fight-to-end-slavery-expert-idUKL8N1NL3EZ

 

Daily Mail: UK sex trafficking survivor calls for more action to protect slaves from US to India
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-5085111/UK-sex-trafficking-survivor-calls-action-protect-slaves-US-India.html

 

Thomson Reuters: Adidas leads way as four companies win Stop Slavery Award

https://uk.reuters.com/article/slavery-conference-business-award/adidas-leads-way-as-four-companies-win-stop-slavery-award-idUKL8N1N8598

 

Thomson Reuters: Give displaced Rohingya jobs to prevent human trafficking, companies told

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-slavery-conference-rohingya/give-displaced-rohingya-jobs-to-prevent-human-trafficking-companies-told-idUSKBN1DF2PW

 

16th November

Financial Times: Tighter standards of conduct for supply chains

https://www.ft.com/content/d4b05aae-af83-11e7-8076-0a4bdda92ca2

 

Racked: How can companies help human trafficking survivors? Give them jobs

https://www.racked.com/2017/11/16/16645842/human-trafficking-fashion

 

Middle East Monitor: 80 human trafficking rings thwarted in Morocco in 2017

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171116-80-human-trafficking-rings-thwarted-in-morocco-in-2017/

 

Independent: Child sex abuse live streams rising at ‘alarming rate’ amid surge in ‘cybersex trafficking’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/child-sex-abuse-live-streams-cyber-trafficking-rise-alarming-rate-latest-warning-a8058866.html

 

Aberdeen Evening Express: Man and woman in court over alleged human trafficking offences

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/man-and-woman-in-court-over-alleged-human-trafficking-offences/

 

Evening Standard: Standard hailed for shining a light on slavery in London as Thomson Reuters announces Stop Slavery Award

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/modern-slavery/standard-hailed-for-shining-light-on-plight-of-slavery-victims-in-london-a3692651.html

 

Evening Standard: Trapped for five years throwing ‘help me’ notes from a window: the modern slaves helped by Refuge shelters

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/modern-slavery/trapped-for-five-years-throwing-help-me-notes-from-a-window-the-modern-slaves-helped-by-refuge-a3692541.html

 

North Wales Chronicle: North Wales police boss says new law is vital to tackle human trafficking

http://www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/home/2017/11/16/gallery/north-wales-police-boss-says-new-law-is-vital-to-tackle-human-trafficking-100041/

 

17th November

The Guardian: Erasing modern slavery is a slow process but it catches on in Australia

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/17/erasing-modern-slavery-is-a-slow-process-but-it-catches-on-in-australia

Salisbury Journal: Nail salon worker identified as potential victim of slavery

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/salisbury/salisburynews/15668996.Nail_salon_worker_identified_as_potential_victim_of_slavery/

 

UNODC: Southeast Asia – investigators plan joint responses to tackle trafficking and migrant smuggling

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2017/November/southeast-asia_-investigators-plan-joint-responses-to-tackle-human-trafficking-and-migrant-smuggling.html?ref=fs1

 

Council of Europe: New anti human trafficking report on Poland

http://www.humanrightseurope.org/2017/11/new-anti-human-trafficking-report-on-poland/

 

18th November

New York Times: Slavery ensnares thousands in UK - here’s one teenage girl’s story

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/world/europe/uk-modern-slavery.html

 

BBC: Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42038451

 

Get Surrey: Rape and human trafficking suspects arrested in ‘successful’ Surrey Police #outinforce operation

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/300-surrey-police-officers-arrest-13920805

 

Relief Web: Rwanda tightens law on human traffickers

https://reliefweb.int/report/rwanda/rwanda-tightens-law-human-traffickers

 

The Sun (Ireland): Garda Human Trafficking Unit launch probe after 12 Indonesian fishermen dock at pier in Co Cork

https://www.thesun.ie/news/1820145/garda-human-trafficking-unit-launch-probe-after-12-indonesian-fishermen-dock-at-pier-in-co-cork/

 

19th November

Swindon Advertiser: Nail bar workers handed over to immigration authorities after police raids

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15670493.Nail_bar_workers_handed_over_to_immigration_authorities_after_police_raids/

 

 

 

 

 

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