The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its sixth Global Press Competition to reward exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment. This year, specific coverage of issues related to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, including non-payment of wages, on migrant workers and their families will be encouraged and welcomed.
The conditions for participation in this contest are as follows:
The ILO explained that candidates will be judged on the following criteria: creativity and precision, adequate terminology that protects migrants, promoting non-discrimination and highlighting the benefits of labour migration as well as regulated and safe recruitment processes.
Winners will be able to choose between a cash prize (USD 1,200 in the published journalistic subcategory and USD 500 in the synopsis subcategory) or a scholarship paid to participate in 2021 in an online training course at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin on a theme related to fair recruitment or labour migration.
The deadline for applications is 31 October. The ILO may, however, extend the time limits if the applications submitted are not sufficient.