ILO media toolkit “Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment”

The ILO Labour Migration Branch and the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, together with the ILO Department of Communications, are organising a webinar to globally launch the new toolkit for journalists on Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment. This webinar will take place on 30 July, from 14:00 to 15:15 CET.

The event will be opened by the ILO, the Government of France, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), followed by a presentation of the toolkit and a panel discussion among professional journalists.

The ILO has developed this toolkit in a collaborative effort with contributions from professional journalists, communication professionals and topic experts. It has been pilot tested through media training workshops in a number of countries in all regions of the world. The toolkit is now available in English, French, Spanish (draft version) and Arabic. It has been adapted to the national context in Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Building up to the event, the ILO is currently launching a social media campaign to inform a wider international audience about the existence of this tool and the importance of supporting quality reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment. This will include video messages from journalists from all regions of the world as well as celebrities and other supporters of quality media reporting on these topics. Please support the campaign by following @ILO on Twitter and retweeting campaign messages.