2017 International Labour Organisation (ILO) Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship

2017 International Labour Organisation (ILO) Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), in collaboration with the Ethical Journalism Network, launches a six-month Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme.

This programme is part of a comprehensive initiative to promote fair migration (including fair recruitment), and contribute to the elimination of human trafficking for forced labour across the Arab States region.

Application Deadline: 7th August 2017

Eligible Candidates: The program is open to individuals working in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and the UAE.

Type: Fellowship

Number Of Awards:  Not specified

Value Of Program: Participants to the program will:

  • take part in an expert training program on reporting and storytelling on labour migration,
  • be provided with editorial support from a board of mentors,
  • be given USD 1500 stipends to cover field work to produce and publish a series of in-depth stories on labour migration.
  • Reports and multimedia will be published on the ILO and partner websites, in English and Arabic.
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Duration of Program: 6 months

Eligibility: To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • be passionate about human rights, migration, and labour issues.
  • be freelance or working for an existing outlet.
  • be early-career journalists and media professionals working in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and the UAE
  • be print, TV and radio journalists, photojournalists and film-makers, multimedia journalists, citizen journalists and social media experts.

How to Apply: Applicants will be required to submit the following (in either English or Arabic):

  • A cover letter outlining: your motivation to participate in the program and a relevant story proposal
  • CV
  • Two relevant samples of your work
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The Application To | Email: Law by Tom, EJN Director Director Of Communications And Campaigns , At [email protected]

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Award Providers: The fellowship is implemented through the ILO Regional Fair Migration Project in the Middle East (FAIRWAY), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).