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Global Media Competition

Winners and finalists of the 2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

Winning entries provide outstanding and balanced reporting on labour migration.

An independent panel of six judges reviewed the entries based on the criteria of creativity, accuracy and balance, protection of migrants and positive portrayal of labour migration.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues, since balanced and ethical reporting can play an important role in addressing stereotypes and misconceptions, and highlight the positive contribution migrant workers make in their countries of origin and destination.

This year specific coverage of issues related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers was encouraged, as well as stories about migrant domestic workers to mark the 10th anniversary of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

After a rigorous review process, prizes have been awarded to the following winners in two different categories:


Professional category:

Student category:

In addition to the prize-winners above, the panel of judges and the ILO would also like to recognize the following pieces which were considered finalists in the competition:



The ILO recognizes the quality of the competition entries submitted. However, the responsibility for opinions expressed and names and terms used in the competition entries rests solely with their authors, and reproduction of the entries does not constitute an endorsement by the ILO of the opinions expressed and names and terms used in them.