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This part of the TIP website holds our ever-expanding range of resources for reporting on sex trafficking, including:
  1. Tip Sheets: Useful tips for covering sex trafficking including best practices for interviewing survivors and other sources, finding and/or generating reliable data, working with NGOs, and more.
  2. Language Matters: Guidance regarding the importance of word choice when researching and reporting on the issue of sex trafficking. We indicate problematic words/phrases and propose alternatives for responsible reporting.
  3. Definitions: What are we talking about when we talk about sex trafficking? Does trafficking require movement across geographic boundaries? (answer: no) Is it always trafficking when minors are involved? (answer: yes) When journalists clarify the terms they and their sources use, it improves story cohesion and promotes better understanding.

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We understand the challenges of finding reliable information about trafficking.

As we add to the TIP library, we’ll be transparent about the source of our data and any caveats that could affect your analyses.