ILO opens media contest on voices against child labour

THE International Labour Organisation (ILO) is hosting the “Voices against child labour” media competition and calling on filmmakers, journalists, photographers, media professionals and students to contest.

Media professionals and students are to contribute their voices and skills to a crucial global cause, leveraging their influence to make a real difference in the fight against child labour.

It is opened to media professionals from Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Egypt.

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The themes for the competition include: ‘The realities of child labour in Africa’, ‘Online and offline technology innovations in eradicating child labour in Africa’ and ‘Gender perspectives in child labour in Africa’.

Submissions can be video, written media or photo stories and must focus on one or more of the child labour themes.

Winner will receive a grand prize of an all-expense paid trip to the ILO’s Knowledge Sharing Forum in Nairobi, Kenya in May while 10 best participants will be invited to a knowledge sharing and capacity development event in Kampala, Uganda in October.



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    To qualify, participants must be above 18 years. Also, all entries must be accompanied by the corresponding signed consent forms as attached.

    Participants are recommended to undertake an online training by ITC-ILO on, “SELF-GUIDED COURSE ON REPORTING ON CHILD LABOUR FOR MEDIA”.

    Applicants must be employed by either African or international media outlets focusing on African topics. Students must be enrolled in any African university, whether within their home country or abroad.

    Deadline for submission is April 30. Interested persons can apply here.

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