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Submit Applications for Global Media Competition to Promote Quality Reporting on Labour Migration

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Monday, September 23, 2019
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Submit Applications for Global Media Competition to Promote Quality Reporting on Labour Migration
Deadline: 31st October 2019
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its fifth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage of labour migration.
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 labour migration. It also helps raise awareness on decent work and migration, a topic which features strongly in the United Nations Declaration on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. Across the world, migrants face prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization in their workplaces and communities. the winners will be selected by a panel of experts in international migration and journalism, based on creativity, accuracy and balance, protection of migrants, and positive portrayal of labour migration.

International Labour Organisations (ILO)
Since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. 

Thematic Categories
  • Fair recruitment of migrant workers
  • Entries in this category should illustrate how international recruitment practices impact migrant workers’ lives, their chances of enjoying decent work, and their exposure to potential exploitation and abuse, gender-based violence, child and forced labour and trafficking in persons. Alternatively or additionally, it should show how properly regulated and governed labour recruitment across international borders can improve skills and job and the effective functioning of labour markets.
  • The future of labour migration
  • Entries in this category should present migrant workers’ challenges and opportunities to access decent work in the context of current and future trends shaping the world of work, including globalization, rising inequalities, demographic changes, technological advancement, non-standard forms of employment, large numbers of workers in the informal economy as well as the need for gender equality, life-long learning and the creation of productive jobs.
  • Exemplary reporting on fair recruitment of migrant workers, or;
  • Exemplary reporting on the future of labour migration.

The competition will award 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. 

Eligibility Criteria
  • For the professional awards, this contest is open to media professionals and professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older;
  • For the student award, this contest is open to students from journalism schools/universities who are currently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula.
Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
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