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ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration 2019 in Geneva

DEADLINE: October 31, 2019
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The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its fifth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage of labor migration. This year’s themes are ‘fair recruitment’ and ‘the future of labor migration’. For the first time, the competition has a student prize category and the option for a fellowship prize.

The competition is supported by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the International Federation of Journalists, Equal Times, Solidarity Centre, and Migrant Forum in Asia. This year’s competition is organized with the support of the EU funded

Entries submitted should address either one of the following 2 thematic areas:
(i) Labor migration aspects
(ii) Fair recruitment of migrant workers

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labor migration issues. Across the world, migrants face prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization in their workplaces and communities. Negative public narratives can lead to abuse and exploitation, and challenge social cohesion.

Balanced and ethical reporting can play an important role in addressing stereotypes and misconceptions, and in highlighting the positive contribution migrant workers make in their origin and destination countries.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labor migration issues. Across the world, migrants face prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization in their workplaces and communities. Negative public narratives can lead to abuse and exploitation, and challenge social cohesion.

Balanced and ethical reporting can play an important role in addressing stereotypes and misconceptions, and in highlighting the positive contribution migrant workers make in their origin and destination countries.

The competition contributes to some of the targets of the recently adopted “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact for Refugees,” which include improving working conditions for migrant workers and shifting misperceptions of labor migration. It also helps raise awareness on decent work and migration, a topic that features strongly in the United Nations Declaration on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Benefits

  • A total of 5 prizes; four professional prizes (two in the category ‘fair recruitment of migrant workers’ and two for ‘the future of labour migration’ category) and one student prize.
  • The winners will be able to choose between cash (US$1,000 in the professional category and US$300 for the student category) or a paid fellowship to participate in an ITC-Turin course on a fair recruitment or labour migration topic in 2020.
Eligibilities
To know the eligibilities please visit the official link.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Complete the online entry form in the category of either ‘professional’ or ‘student’ category.
  • You can submit your piece in the following categories: written press, photo essay, multimedia, video and/or radio.
  • A submission in any language is welcome, however an English, French or Spanish translation must be included in the submitted material, or parts of it are in another language
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2019

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