The ITCILO in collaboration with the ACCEL Project in Africa is offering this self-guided online training to improve the communicating on child labour.
This course will introduce learners to some of the practicalities of preparing and producing a news article on child labour in a compelling and ethical manner. It will also cover child labour concepts and definitions.
This course can be completed at your own pace
This course blends knowledge on child labour with practical tips on compelling reporting
The contents are also available in an easy to download version
This self-guided course considers the practicalities of preparing and producing a news article on child labour in a compelling and ethical manner. It is hoped that the course will help to contribute to the drafting and publication of quality news stories on child labour.
The course is intended for journalists and anyone involved in communicating about child labour.
It is especially targeted at:
This self-guided course is organized around a pre course module (normative role of the ILO, international labour standards and fundamental principles and rights at work) and three technical modules on reporting on child labour.
The pre course module provides an overview of international labour standards and child labour concepts and definitions, whereas the three technical modules on reporting on child labour consist of course notes, case studies to help participants think critically about child labour and periodic knowledge assessments (i.e. quizzes).
The contents of the three technical modules emulate the 5 steps of preparing a news report on child labour : understanding the story, finding the story, getting the story, telling the story and follow-up. The course notes are also available in a downloadable format (Articulate Rise).
Web resources which can be accessed to research relevant topics covered during the course have been included in each module.
Upon completion of the course notes, all of the assessments (quizzes) and the pre and post knowledge assessment test a certificate of completion will be automatically delivered.
All learners will also be required to provide feedback on this course by completing the end of training evaluation.
By the end of this course the learner will be familiar with the practical aspects of identifying and developing a news story on child labour. They will also be aware of the ethical concerns that may arise during the story identification and preparation phases.
This free course is available on eCampus, the ITCILO's online learning platform.