The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the ninth edition of its annual Global Media Competition . Its aim is to distinguish fair and balanced media reports on labour migration. Negative and stereotypical public narratives can fuel discrimination and abusive practices towards migrant workers, including forced labour, as well as challenge social cohesion
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.
“Discrimination and xenophobia against migrant workers are unfortunately everyday issues that need to be remedied. Through the power of storytelling, this competition seeks to reward the work of journalists who shed light on migrant workers’ successes, struggles, and contributions to society,” says Katerine Landuyt, Officer in Charge of the ILO Labour Migration Branch and one of the competition judges.