Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration: ILO Media Campaign on Labour Migration

The International Labour Organisation has just launched its second global media competition ‘Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration’ to recognise exemplary media coverage on labour migration. All journalists are invited to send one piece of their work to one of the following categories: written articles or video/multimedia. To Enter the competition fill in the online entry form no later than 31 October, 2016.

This competition is held in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organisation for Employers, the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Solidarity Centre, Equal Times, Human Rights Watch, International Federation of Journalists, and Migration Forum in Asia.

The competition started 14 September and ends on 31 October 2016. Professional journalists are invited to submit one piece of their work to one of the two following categories:

  • Written articles (online or print articles)
  • Videos/multimedia

Articles should not exceed 2000 and videos/multimedia should not be longer than 5 minutes. Submissions must have been created and published between 1 January 2015 and 31 October 2016 to qualify. Submitted entries should cover labour migration-related issues.Entries are accepted in three languages:English, French, and Spanish. Entries in other languages will be accepted provided there is a translation in one of the three languages mentioned.

There will be two winners in each category and each winner will receive a prize of $1000. Winners will be officially announced on 18 December to mark International Migrants Day. Winning entries will be featured on ILO website and widely promoted as an example of good journalism.


To join the competition, please fill in the online entry form before 31 October 2016 (–en/index.htm


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We greatly appreciate if you could circulate the campaign widely to your members, networks and media contacts. We hope to encourage more entries with your support in promoting and disseminating the information. Please see attached the competition flyer in English which you could use in the promotion of the campaign.