ILO launches the 2022 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

Posted at September 20th 2022 12:00 AM | Updated as of September 20th 2022 12:00 AM


Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the eighth edition of its annual Global Media Competition . Its aim is to recognize fair and balanced reports that contribute to the elimination of xenophobia and discrimination against migrant workers.

The competition is open to professional and student journalists and 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.

“This competition seeks to identify and award media professionals who are committed to telling the stories of migrant workers and their employers, their living and working conditions in a balanced, informed and fair way. Today, more than ever, we need to let the general public know the reality of those involved and the important contributions migrant workers bring to our societies,” said Michelle Leighton, Chief of the ILO Labour Migration Branch and one of the competition judges.

More information at this link.