ABSTRACT

This chapter provides a snapshot of who these interviewees were: nine were journalists, nine were anti-trafficking advocates and five were survivors. While American-based advocates and journalists had comments about the operations of their jobs as well as the jobs of other respondents, they expressed more understanding about the similarity of their roles and goals than did Thailand-based interviewees. The chapter categorizes the comments from American respondents into two broader themes. The first theme arose from respondents' thoughts about the relationship between NGOs and the press in the US. The second theme focuses more on the mechanics and content of reporting on sex trafficking. If reporters are cautious with the terminology that they use, it can build trust and respect with advocates and survivors, but it can also have an impact on the way that the issue is responded to.