In November, CNN broke a story about modern-day slavery in Libya that went viral. Grainy video showed men and women being beaten and being sold for less than the cost of a smartphone.
On Nov. 14, CNN shocked the world with its video news report of black African migrants being sold into slavery in Libya. Eight days later, the Rwandan government issued a press release headlined, “Rwanda’s Door Is Open for Migrants Held Captive in Libya.” The day after that, the New York Times reported that Rwanda…
When CNN broke the story several weeks ago that slavery—not wage slavery, not emotional slavery, not virtual slavery, but actual whips-and-chains-forced labor slavery—was alive and well in the North African nation of Libya, Americans finally started to take notice. Sort of.