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April 11th, 2011
01:42 PM ET

News Stream Joins Fight to End Modern-Day Slavery

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The CNN Freedom Project is a year-long campaign aimed at stamping out modern-day slavery. This is a despicable business worth $32 billion annually, according to UN estimates. But it's also an elusive business. When we report that there could be 10 million or 30 million slaves in the world today, we're conveying not just the scale but the inscrutability of this global scourge.

This week, CNN's News Stream picks up the baton and provides the lead voice in the campaign. Throughout the week beginning Monday 11 April, we'll attempt to shine a light on this darkest of industries. But we'll also put an unmistakably News Stream stamp on our coverage. This means demonstrating how technology is helping to track and tackle slavery right around the world.

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