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15 May 2017 - 23 June 2017

Communicating labour rights: A training course for media professionals - Blended

15 May 2017 - 23 June 2017

Communicating labour rights: A training course for media professionals - Blended

Communicating labour rights: A training course for media professionals - Blended
Deadline for application: 12 May 2017
English - Arabic
A9710454
Blended
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Course Information

15 May 2017 - 23 June 2017

English - Arabic

Blended

Code: A9710454

English

Deadline: 12 May 2017

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This course aims to strengthen participants' capacity to use international labour standards and the ILO's supervisory work to raise public awareness of internationally recognized human rights at work, and their relevance to local social issues.

Phases

Phases

Distance: 15 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Turin centre: 22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

Distance: 29 May 2017 - 23 June 2017

Description

Description

This course aims to strengthen participants' capacity to use international labour standards and the ILO's supervisory work to raise public awareness of internationally recognized human rights at work, and their relevance to local social issues.

Target audience

Target audience

Journalists and professionals from all types of media; communication and press officers from governments, employers' organizations, workers' organizations and NGOs.

Objectives

Objectives

To enable participants to:

  • understand how international labour standards are elaborated and how they are applied and supervised;
  • determine when and how information on the international labour standards system can be referred to in media coverage;
  • identify and use international labour standards in selected areas; 
  • use ILO’s databases and documents to research or enhance stories on labour, social and development issues.

Content and Format

Content and Format

This blended course will be divided into three compulsory phases.

Phase 1) Preparation

In preparation for the course, participants will be required to select and submit one local news story on labour issues, either a news item they have prepared or one published by their media house. They will also be asked to read some preliminary material offering an introduction to international labour standards and examining their importance in today’s globalized world.

Phase 2) Face-to-face instruction: 22-26 May 2017

  • Introduction to the ILO and its international labour standards system, with special focus on the potential and relevance of ILS for media work.
  • When and how to incorporate international labour standards into journalism, with concrete case studies.
  • The substance of selected ILS.
  • ILO’s databases and documents on international labour standards, which will be used extensively during this phase.
  • Sharing of experience of labour and social reporting.
  • ILO’s resources for the media and contacts.

Phase 3) At a distance – via the Internet

Participation will include a major assignment consisting of preparation of a story on labour or social affairs related to international labour standards. Stories will be drafted during the residential phase of the course and then completed after it, at a distance.

Methodology

Methodology

Training methods will include: presentations (face-to-face and by videoconference), computer demonstrations, practical exercises and plenary discussions.

Tuition cost: 2140

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2740

 

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