2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

The International Labour Organisation holds a media competition with a focus on Labour Migration. According to the Organisation:

The Competition aims to recognize fair and balanced media reports that contribute to the elimination of public misperception, xenophobia and discrimination against migrant workers and highlight the positive contributions they make.

This year, specific media coverage of the impact of COVID-19 on labour migration and fair recruitment, including contributions of migrant care workers, will be viewed favourably, as well as stories about migrant domestic workers to mark celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

The competition is open to both professional and student journalists. The winners will be selected by a panel of experts in international migration and journalism, based on creativity, accuracy and balance, protection of migrants, and positive portrayal of labour migration.

For more Information on the terms and conditions and how to enter click here.

Specific coverage of the following issues are encouraged

COVID-19 impact on labour migration and fair recruitment, including on care workers’ contributions

Illustrate how COVID-19 affects international labour migration, migrant recruitment practices and migrant workers’ lives and their families.  Media reports that highlight aspects of impact to the effective enjoyment of decent work are encouraged, including adequate working conditions, payment of wages, repatriation support and access to health care and social protection, as well as their exposure to potential exploitation and abuse.

Migrant domestic workers

Illustrate why it is important to ensure decent work for domestic workers , including their rights to a minimum set of protections under labour law and acknowledge the crucial social and economic contribution of domestic workers.

For more Information on the terms and conditions and how to enter click here.

Key dates

15 October 2021 (23:59, Central European Time): Deadline for submissions, via the online entry form .

December 2021: Competition winners will be announced to celebrate International Migrants Day (winners will be contacted in advance).

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