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.