DEADLINE: OCTOBER 13, 2020 ― The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its sixth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.
The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. It will give awards to two published media pieces. For the first time it will also give prizes for two ‘synopses’ of stories to be developed on labour migration or fair recruitment.
This year, specific coverage of the issues related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers and their families, including with respect to the non-payment of wages, will be encouraged and viewed favourably.
Interested applicants are to complete the online entry form in the category of either “professionals” or “students” category. Entry can be written press, photo essay, multimedia, video and/or radio.
Entries must have been published between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020.
Submitted entry can be in any language, however, an English, French or Spanish translation must be included if the submitted material or parts of it are in another language.
Winners of the award will be announced on International Migrants Day, December 18, 2020.
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