Mixed Reaction to 2011 TIP Report

There’s been plenty of news coverage since Monday’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report from the U.S. State Department. The report ranks 184 countries on how well they’re combating trafficking and slavery.

On MSNBC and in the Washington Times, stories highlight that the U.S. has nearly doubled the number of countries that may eventually face sanctions if they don’t do more to fight slavery.

Other stories, however, have raised questions about the TIP report’s findings. On CNN, anchor Jim Clancy asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if the TIP process has become “politicized.” (See video of this below). In Time magazine, author Ben Skinner writes that anti-slavery activists are “quietly furious” that several U.S. allies received unwarranted favorable treatment in this year’s TIP rankings.

Read the full 2011 TIP report, and watch Secretary Clinton’s speech unveiling the report, here.

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