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Media advisory

ILO to launch media Toolkit on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment

Media advisory | 29 July 2020
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold a webinar to launch a media toolkit to help journalists report on forced labour and fair recruitment.

The webinar will take place on 30 July, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, from 14:00 to 15:15 (CEST).

The toolkit aims to support the production of quality reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment issues, creating or strengthening networks of specialized journalists as well as building partnerships with those institutions who have the capacity and mandate to take forward media training and outreach.

It includes a media-friendly glossary on migration, as well as concrete tips for improving media productions and story ideas. To see the toolkit:

Speakers at the webinar will be:
  • Michelle Leighton, Chief, Labour Migration Branch, ILO
  • Michaelle de Cock, Head, Evaluation Unit, FUNDAMENTALS, ILO
  • Sophy Fisher, Senior Communications Officer, DCOMM, ILO
  • Anousheh Karvar, Chair, Alliance 8.7
  • Silvana Cappuccio, Senior Officer, Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL)
  • Matthias Thorns, Deputy Secretary General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
  • Ana Santos (Philippines), journalist at Rappler
  • Agnes Igoye (Uganda), Deputy National Coordinator for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons
  • Vani Saraswathi (India/Qatar), journalist, Associate Editor and Director of Projects at Migrant-Rights
  • Leonardo Sakamoto (Brazil), journalist, Director of Reporter Brazil
  • Lisa Kristine (USA), photojournalist specializing in modern slavery
  • Charles Autheman, media expert
The webinar will be conducted in English and will be recorded.

To register for the webinar:

For more information please contact