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2017 International Labour Organisation (ILO) Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship

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The International Labour Organisation (ILO), in collaboration with the Ethical Journalism Network, launches a six-month Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme.

This programme is part of a comprehensive initiative to promote fair migration (including fair recruitment), and contribute to the elimination of human trafficking for forced labour across the Arab States region.

Application Deadline: 7th August 2017

Eligible Candidates: The program is open to individuals working in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and the UAE.

Type: Fellowship

Number Of Awards:  Not specified

Value Of Program: Participants to the program will:

  • take part in an expert training program on reporting and storytelling on labour migration,
  • be provided with editorial support from a board of mentors,
  • be given USD 1500 stipends to cover field work to produce and publish a series of in-depth stories on labour migration.
  • Reports and multimedia will be published on the ILO and partner websites, in English and Arabic.
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Duration of Program: 6 months


Eligibility: To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • be passionate about human rights, migration, and labour issues.
  • be freelance or working for an existing outlet.
  • be early-career journalists and media professionals working in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and the UAE
  • be print, TV and radio journalists, photojournalists and film-makers, multimedia journalists, citizen journalists and social media experts.
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How to Apply: Applicants will be required to submit the following (in either English or Arabic):

  • A cover letter outlining: your motivation to participate in the program and a relevant story proposal
  • CV
  • Two relevant samples of your work

The Application To | Email: Law by Tom, EJN Director Director Of Communications And Campaigns , At Tom.law@ethicaljournalismnetwork.org

Visit The Fellowship Webpage For More Information

Award Providers: The fellowship is implemented through the ILO Regional Fair Migration Project in the Middle East (FAIRWAY), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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