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2018 International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Competition On Labour Migration

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The International Labour Organization (ILO)  is launching a global media competition which will recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.

The objective is to encourage quality reporting on labour migration. Such reporting is all the more significant as media often promotes a toxic public narrative based on nationality, national origin, gender and migratory status misperceptions, reinforcing prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization against migrant workers and their families.

Application Deadline: 27th October 2017

Eligible Countries: International Labour Organization (ILO) member countries.

Type: Contest

Value and Number of Awards: A total of four winners (one per category, per thematic area) will receive $1,000 USD each. Winning entries will be featured on ILO website and widely promoted as an example of good journalism.

Eligibility: Professional journalists are invited to submit a maximum of two entries, one per each of the two following categories:

  • Written articles (online or print articles)
  • Media Production (photo journalism, audio, video)

Articles should not exceed 8000 words and videos/multimedia should not be longer than 10 minutes. Submissions must have been published between 1 January 2016 and 27 October 2017 to qualify.

Entries submitted should address either one of the following 2 thematic areas: (i) Labour migration aspectsFair recruitment of migrant workers (guided by the General Principles and Operational Guidelines on Fair Recruitment. See link in Program Webpage below).

Refugees and displaced persons, where they are employed as workers outside their own countries, are considered migrant workers. As such, submissions covering international migrant workers and refugees (participating in labour markets outside their own countries) will be accepted.

How to Apply: To enter the competition, please fill in the online entry form  before 27 October 2017(latest 23:59, Central European Time). Entries are accepted in three languages: English, French, and Spanish. Entries in other languages will be accepted provided that the applicant presents a faithful translation in one of the three languages mentioned above.

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

Visit The Contest Webpage For More Information


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