Twenty journalists and media professionals from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia will gather in Turin this week to explore the relevance of international labour standards (ILS) – which set out basic principles and rights at work – to accurate and responsible media reporting. The training will provide an opportunity to learn about the uses of ILS and the work of the ILO supervisory bodies in covering issues related to the world of work, thus raising public awareness of internationally recognized human and labour rights.
The activity is being run in parallel with the first “Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, a global event to discuss overall progress and ways of overcoming challenges relating to four categories of fundamental principles and rights at work: freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. The participating journalists and media professionals will be able to interact with guest speakers and tripartite economic actors attending the Academy and so discover how fundamental principles and rights at work are being realized in various settings and in a changing world of work.
Finally, a study visit to one of the major Italian daily newspapers – La Stampa – will provide an opportunity for sharing knowledge and discussing practices with colleagues in respect of labour and social reporting.