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Global: ILO launches global media competition on labour migration

Global: ILO launches global media competition on labour migration

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by IDWFED published Oct 06, 2015 12:00 AM
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its first-ever global media competition on labour migration issues. Competition to encourage fair reporting on labour migration by recognizing the best media coverage and accurate reporting on the topic.

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its first-ever global media competition on labour migration issues.

"Reporting Fairly on Labour Migration " encourages fair reporting on labour migration and aims to recognize the best media coverage and accurate reporting on the topic.

The competition is organized jointly with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Professional journalists and citizen journalists are invited to submit a piece of their journalistic work that demonstrates fair reporting on labour migration by 1 December, 2015.

Entries can be video, broadcast or multimedia formats (including a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video or interactive content). They must have been created and published between June 1, 2014 and December 1st, 2015 to qualify.

Winners will be announced on 18 December, 2015 to mark International Migrants Day.

Entries can be submitted in any language but if it’s in a language other than English, French or Spanish they must be accompanied by an English, Spanish or French translation.

The winner will receive a cash prize of US$1,000 from the ILO. They will also see their work promoted on the ILO website and in future conferences, trainings and other major events.

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How do I enter the competition?

Enter the competition by filling out the online entry form  by December 1st 2015 at 17:00, Central European Time.

  • Please note that only reports that have been published between 1 June 2014 – 1 December 2015 will be accepted!

How will entries be judged?

A panel of 5 distinguished judges will evaluate the top ten entries from both the Professional Journalist and Citizen Journalist categories.

Entries must align with the basic ethics of journalism and both video broadcast and multimedia reports will be judged on the following criteria:

Creativity:
  • The report contributes to a better understanding of the issues related to labour migration and helps to combat stereotypes.
Accuracy:
  • The report gathered material using first hand sources wherever possible.
  • A submission in any language is welcome, however if parts of the submitted material are in a language other than English, Spanish or French a translation must be included and must be faithful to the original meaning.
Protection:
  • Efforts are made to ensure that the report protects vulnerable groups, sources and other sensitive components of the story by not providing unnecessary information that could risk harm including visual identifies, names, locations etc.
  • Rights-based terminology is used in the report.

What could I win?

The ILO will award a $1,000 prize to one winner from the ‘Professional Journalist’ and ‘Citizen Journalist’ categories for their exemplary work on reporting fairly on the topic of labour migration. Winners will be announced on December 18, 2015, marking International Migrants Day. Winning entries will also be featured on the ILO’s main website and promoted widely as an example of good practices worldwide.

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Source: ILO

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