Tomorrow, Free the Slaves President Kevin Bales will be on Voice America radio’s ‘Disability Matters’ show, hosted by Joyce Bender at 2pm ET. Bales was a guest on this one-hour show in February, 2010. Hear audio of that interview here. Around the 34 minute mark, Joyce talks about the lack of public knowledge on modern-day slavery—she asks, “Why doesn’t CNN talk about this all the time?”
Since the time of that interview, we are happy to report that CNN has begun to talk about modern-day slavery in a big way. They recently launched the Freedom Project, a one-year initiative in which every CNN show will cover slavery around the world, and show the work being done to eradicate it. Free the Slaves’ work in India was featured in a three-part series during the first week of this initiative.
Watch: CNN in India: Former Slaves become leaders.
Watch: Free the Slaves on CNN: Debt Bondage Slavery in India
Watch: CNN Covers FTS’ Antislavery Work in India