We have completed a “formative research for the USAID Thailand Counter In Persons Project (C-TIP) and development of SBCC Strategies” for BBC Media Action, in collaboration with Winrock Foundation. The project focused on two key industries that are considered high-risk for trafficking, labour exploitation and abuse: agriculture and construction. It covered five provinces in Thailand, namely Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Surat Thani, Sa Kaeo and Trat. This study aimed to understand the information and communication needs, media portrayal of migrants and trafficking issues, audiences’ knowledge of trafficking issues, attitudes towards migrants and people at-risk of trafficking, awareness and information on their rights, and their confidence in accessing services they are entitled to.
We obtained a lot of valuable information from our respondents, such as Thai consumers, migrants and Thai media practitioners. We are much appreciated for their contribution of the study.