Insatiable wanderlust has propelled Terry around the world as a news reporter, documentary filmmaker and media development consultant. He has reported from six continents and trained journalists in 15 countries. The philosophy of I.F. Stone has shaped Terry’s professional outlook: “bring the instincts of a scholar to the service of journalism.” The search for the perfect coconut daiquiri keeps him going. Terry now serves as Communications Director for FTS. He writes for the FTS website and blog, and produces videos about slavery around the world.
Several U.S. cabinet secretaries will gather Friday morning at the White House for the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. The meeting will be chaired by Secretary of State John Kerry, and will include Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett,... Read More
Veero Kolhi | Photo: Zia Mazhar for FTS Veero Kolhi is no stranger to adversity. She escaped single-handedly from slavery, and she’s helped hundreds of others overcome fear and intimidation to also break free. That’s why Free the Slaves honored Veero in 2009 with a Frederick Douglass Freedom Award. Tomorrow, Veero takes another inspiring step: she’s on the ballot for provincial parliament (Seat PS-50, Hyderabad). You can read about her courageous... Read More
Great news from Hollywood this week: We’ve learned that the mtvU Against Our Will Campaign has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award! The campaign has been honored in the “New Approaches” category, in recognition of its innovative techniques to build awareness about trafficking among college students. Three leading anti-slavery organizations serve as partners and content advisors for the campaign: Free the Slaves, Polaris Project, and GEMS. Broadcast... Read More
There’s a terrific online opportunity today at 1 p.m. ET to learn about the loosely regulated world of international labor recruiters, and what needs to be done to stop traffickers from posing as legitimate labor brokers. With millions of people on the move from poorer countries to wealthier ones, looking for a chance to build a better life and send money back home, conditions are perfect for traffickers to pretend that they are legitimate labor... Read More
FTS article is the cover story of the March 2013 Monthly Developments magazine One of our goals at FTS is to “mainstream” anti-slavery work. That means getting field workers for charities and development institutions, such as USAID and the United Nations, to recognize slavery when they see it, and take appropriate action. A recent article by FTS Associate Programs Director Ginny Baumann helps to do just that. Her how-to piece, the cover story... Read More