Global Media Competition On Labour Migration 2017

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.The objective is to encourage quality reporting on labour migration. The competition closes on 27th of October.

The 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration will be contributing to the UN TOGETHER campaign which has the purpose of encouraging global action in promoting non-discrimination and addressing the problem of rising xenophobia against refugees and migrants. 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)

Entries submitted should address either one of the following 2 thematic areas: (i) Labour migration aspects; or (ii) Fair recruitment of migrant workers.

A total of four winners will receive $1,000 USD each. Winning entries will be featured on ILO website and widely promoted as an example of good journalism.

Main criteria

  • Articles should not exceed 8000 words and videos/multimedia should not be longer than 10 minutes;
  • Submissions must have been published between 1 January 2015 and 27 October 2016 to qualify.

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.

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