This Survey was conducted on the sample of 240 articles published in daily newspapers in the period between 1998 and 2001, and in 2002. Here are some of the findings:
– The number of articles addressing this issue in 2002 were three times higher than in four previous years.
– The issue of trafficking in children inspired far less attention than trafficking in women.
– The largest number of published articles was in reaction to specific events related to trafficking in women (police actions in the country and in the region, specific public scandals etc.), while far less articles addressed the topic in a investigating manner.
– The problem was approached to in a sensationalistic fashion.
– Imprecise and “exotic” terms are used.
– Emphasis is laid upon the ethnic origin of trafficking victims.