ILO launches global media competition on labour migration

Tuesday, 2019-09-17 21:08:28
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NDO/VNA – The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its fifth annual Global Media Competition, themed “fair recruitment and the future of labour migration”, aiming to recognise exemplary media coverage of the issue.

For the first time, the competition has a student prize category with a fellowship, according to the ILO office in Vietnam.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues, as balanced and ethical reporting can play an important role in addressing stereotypes and misconceptions, and in highlighting the positive contributions migrant workers make in their home 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 changing 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.

Candidates must complete the online entry form in either ‘professional’ or ‘student’ category. They can submit their pieces as written article, photo essay, multimedia, video and/or radio.

To qualify, entries must have been published between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019. A submission in any language is welcome, however an English, French or Spanish translation must be included if the submitted material or parts of it are in another language.

The deadline for submissions, via the online entry form, is October 31, 2019 (23:59, Central European Time).
Competition winners will be announced on December 18, 2019 - International Migrants Day.

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.