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Mobile devices used in human trafficking, USC Annenberg report reveals

The report highlights ways for private-sector technology companies and mobile carriers to work with the antitrafficking community to develop meaningful solutions. (Photo/Jeff Antebi)

Mobile phones and devices are now being used to traffic minors for commercial sex in the United States, according to a new report from the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

FCC report highlights work by USC researchers

FCC Report Highlights Work by USC Researchers
Senior fellow Cinny Kennard

Cinny Kennard, an award-winning journalist and senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, was a key member of the working group that conducted research for a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report assessing the state of the national and local media landscape and offering major policy recommendations on how to preserve the public’s access to news and information.

Conducting ‘Top Secret Talks’

Conducting ‘Top Secret Talks’
Top Secret playwright Geoffrey Cowan

With the nation involved in two wars and facing continuing threats of terrorism, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy will present “Top Secret Talks,” a timely examination of the tension between the government’s need for secrecy and the public’s right to know. The series will be presented in conjunction with the New York production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers.