Contest highlights stories on labor issues [Africa]

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in Specialized Topics

Professional journalists who are from a member state of the African Union can compete for an award.

African Women in Media (AWiM), in partnership with the African Union (AU), International Labour Migration (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), has launched the Labor Migration Media Awards.

The contest will recognize stories in nine categories, including migrants’ rights, diaspora contributions to development, governance of labor migration, gender-based migration, economic impact of migration, migration and health, fair recruitment, forced labor and human trafficking of migrant workers, intra-African migration and news team.

Works must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2019 and Nov. 20, 2020. 

Winners will receive US$500 each and access to courses under the Labor Migration Reporting Training Program on AWiMLearning.

The deadline is Nov. 20.