ILO Calls for Entries for 2023 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

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Gilbert F. Houngbo
Director-General of the International Labour Organization,

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is calling on journalists to submit articles showcasing exemplary media coverage of labour migration and fair recruitment for its 2023 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration. The Competition aims to recognize balanced media coverage of labour migration issues.

Open to professional and student journalists, entries will be judged by a panel of international migration and journalism experts. The winning entries will be selected according to a range of criteria including creativity, accuracy, balance, and the positive portrayal of labour migration, including the multidimensional aspects of migrant workers’ lives.

Katerine Landuyt, Officer in Charge of the ILO Labour Migration Branch and one of the competition judges, noted that migrant workers face discrimination and xenophobia on a daily basis, serious issues that need to be addressed. The competition aims to recognise the efforts of journalists who use the power of storytelling to highlight the successes, struggles, and contributions of migrant workers to society.

Interested applicants should complete the online entry form and submit their piece in any of the following formats: written press, photo essay, multimedia, podcast, video or radio. A submission in any language is welcome, however, an English, French or Spanish translation must be included. Students are allowed to submit published or unpublished media piece.

Three professional prizes and one student prize will be awarded. The winners will have a choice between a cash prize of US$1,200 in the professional category and US$500 in the student category, or a paid fellowship to participate in a recruitment, forced labor, or labor migration course at an online ITC-Turin fair in 2024.

Submission of applications closes on October 31, 2023.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/labour-migration/news-statements/WCMS_894624/lang–en/index.htm.