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African Women in Media (AWiM) Labour Migration Reporting Programme 2020 for African Women Journalists

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African Women in Media (AWiM) Labour Migration Reporting Programme 2020 for African Women Journalists

African Women in Media (AWiM), in partnership with the African Union (AU), International Labour Migration (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), have launched the Labour Migration Reporting Programme.


Application Deadline: 20th November 2020

About the Award: The programme features the Labour Migration Media AWards, Labour Migration Reporting Training Programme, and research into the lived experiences of labour migration journalists in Africa. As part of our Visibility Project, AWiM is also working with Wikimedia communities in Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon and Algeria, to train women journalists on how to write on Wikipedia, and create more profiles and articles on labour migration in Africa.

With labour migration becoming an increasingly important policy issue, the Labour Migration Media Awards aims to celebrate and honour African journalists committed to labour migration issues in their reportage. It is envisaged that the project will culminate in the establishment of a community of practice of journalists reporting on labour migration in Africa.

Eligible Fields: The awards are open to all African journalists, and entries must be published or broadcast with an Africa based media organisation. As such, in recognition of the important contributions of journalists to Labour Migration Reporting, we are pleased to announce the following award categories:

  1. Migrants’ Rights,
  2. Remittance and Diaspora Contributions to Development,
  3. Governance of Labour Migration,
  4. Gender-based Migration,
  5. Economic Impact of Migration,
  6. Migration and Health,
  7. Intra-African Migration,
  8. Fair recruitment, forced labour and human trafficking of migrant workers
  9. Labour Migration News Team of the Year

Type: Training, Award

Eligibility:

  1. Professional journalists are invited to submit works published/broadcasted between 01 January 2019 – 20 November 2020
  2. Participants must have the nationality of a member state of the African Union, and be at least eighteen years of age. They can live anywhere in the world
  3. Only works published/broadcast with a media organisation in a Member State of the African Union are permitted.
  4. Applicants can submit up to two entries across all categories
  5. Joint submissions are permitted provided the submissions are authored by the entrants
  6. Participants must be the author(s) of the works submitted in her/his/their name, and own copyright or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the entry(s)
  7. Submitted works can be in any journalistic format (text, photojournalism, audio, audio-visual, data etc.)
  8. Photographic entries must be free of any name or text on the image itself, instead a clear caption, in English, must be provided on submission
  9. No entry fee is payable.
  10. Only entries submitted between 19 October 2020 – 20 November 2020 will be considered
  11. All entries must be submitted via the official contest form, and must comply with the rules and eligibility criteria set. Entries sent in other ways, and/or that do not comply with the rules and eligibility criteria, will not be accepted.
  12. Any entries that are late, illegible, fraudulent, or which bring/would be likely to bring the reputation of African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration into disrepute will be rendered ineligible to participate in the Awards and will be disqualified.
  13. You will grant African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration unrestricted, unfettered and irrevocable non-exclusive rights in all works submitted for entry into the Awards (or where such rights are owned by a third party, you shall procure that such third party grants such rights) for African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration to use such works in any way it determines in relation to the Awards.
  14. The panel of judges will be determined by African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration in its/their sole discretion and will meet in November 2020.
  15. Judges reserve the right to not select entries that do not meet the required standards.
  16. Judges reserve the right to transfer entries for consideration in other categories at their discretion.
  17. The judges uphold the integrity and reputation of the Labour Migration Media Awards and, as such, reserve the right to disqualify any piece of work and/or finalist if, in the judges’ opinion, there exists reasonable doubt about the authenticity and/or ownership of the submitted entry and/or the integrity of the finalists.
  18. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  19. Categories and sponsors of the awards may be subject to change.
  20. Finalists will be required to sign affidavits of eligibility, confirming amongst other things copyright ownership and/or clearance of all works submitted, and containing releases granting African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration and all sponsors of the Awards, the right to use their names, voices, pictures and work submitted, without compensation, in any media for the purposes of advertising/public relations, training, exhibiting and promotion of all matters related to the Awards
  21. You hereby consent that African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration may share the information you provide with the partners and judges of the Awards.
  22. Three finalists will be announced per category and one winner will be selected per category
  23. African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration and all sponsors of the Awards disclaim any liability for loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of, or participation in, any of the prizes awarded. The winners agree to abide by any and all terms and conditions of the supplier(s) of the prizes. The promoter is AWiM.
  24. The Competition shall be covered and construed with international law.
  25. You acknowledge that this is only a Competition and the awarding of any prize does not give rise to an employment, agency or joint venture relationship or arrangement between you and African Women in Media, African Union, International Labour Organisation, and/or International Organisation for Migration

Click here to find out more on the awards rules and eligibility

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: 200

Value of Award: Winners will be announced on 7 December 2020, and receive a cash prize of $500 each, and access to the five courses under the Labour Migration Reporting Training Programme on AWiMLearning.

How to Apply: Click here to submit your entry

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

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