Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) held a session with local journalists on Trafficking in Person (TIP) and Migrants Law-2018 in a hotel of Hyderabad on Monday.
Journalists were sensitized on improved reporting on Human Trafficking as well as Human Smuggling.
Syed Kausar Abbas Executive Director of SSDO highlighted the background of Smuggling of Migrants, Woman Trafficking, bonded Labor and Human Smuggling.
Waqar Hyder Awan, Consultant of SSDO said that there was a lot of difference between the human trafficking and human smuggling and said that these are the different terms.
According to him the recruitment agencies, consultant agencies and the individuals are the main suspects to perpetrate taking advantage of the poverty and unemployment by cheating the vulnerable community through the false claims of providing Jobs in foreign countries.
He said that migrant smuggling is a kind of the illegal entry of a person into a state of which the person is not a national or resident. He said that this mess reflect upon the resources, besides the population rate and crime.
He elaborated that the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a serious crime. TIP involves an act committed for the purpose of exploiting someone’s labor or services. Victims are compelled to provide their labor or services under circumstances which would be reasonably expected to cause them to fear for their own safety.
He said that human trafficking takes place in every region of the world and the human beings are sold, bought and traded much like objects.
Zaigam Abbas, a columnist and anthropologist told the session that Trafficking is a modern form of slavery. He said that journalists can play a vital role to prevent the vulnerable community from a trafficking through information in context.
He said that journalists should have to promote the Public Interests and said that survivor cannot be treated as object.
He advised to focus on investigating reporting as well as research-based reporting. He said that reporting should be based on one’s initiative and importance of matter. He advised journalists to use appropriate data in reporting and refrain from hiding the truth.