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15 May 2017 - 23 June 2017

Communicating labour rights: A training course for media professionals

15 May 2017 - 23 June 2017

Communicating labour rights: A training course for media professionals

Communicating labour rights: A training course for media professionals
Deadline for application: 09 April 2017
English
A9710454
Blended
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Course Information

15 May 2017 - 23 June 2017

English

Blended

Code: A9710454

English

Deadline: 09 April 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.

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

General objective

The course aims to equip media professionals with the knowledge and competences to use ILS and the work of the ILO supervisory bodies to increasingly report and to raise public awareness of internationally recognized human and labour rights. 

Specific objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• understand how ILS are elaborated and how they are applied and supervised;
• determine when and how information on the ILS system can be referred to in media coverage;
• identify and use ILS in selected areas; 
•use ILO databases and documents to research or enhance stories on labour, social and development issues.

Content

Content

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 ILS and examining their importance in today’s globalized world.

Phase 2) Face-to-face instruction: 2-6 November 2015
The residential phase of the course will cover the following:
• introduction to the ILO and its ILS system, with special focus on the potential and relevance of ILS for media work;
• when and how to incorporate ILS into journalism, with concrete case studies;
• the substance of selected ILS;
• ILO databases and documents on ILS, which will be used extensively during this phase;
• sharing of experience of labour and social reporting;
• ILO resources for the media and contacts.
Practical exercises will enable participants to appreciate the importance of substantive research on ILS, and identify relevant source material.
Participation will include a major assignment consisting of preparation of a story on labour or social affairs related to ILS. Stories will be drafted during the residential phase of the course and then completed after it.

Phase 3) At a distance – via the Internet
Using the comments and suggestions from the trainers and their peers, participants will be required to complete their stories on labour rights within one month. Stories will be posted on the course website.

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

Contact us

ils@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 2140

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2740

More information

 

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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