Yvonne Diallo-Sahli, SDC Migration Network, Focal Point, SDC Bern
The media initiative on fair migration in the Middle East is a learning program targeting media professionals in the Arab States that was developed by the ILO and Panos Europe Institute under the ILO’s MAGNET project supported by SDC/GPMD. A number of national workshops, an inter-regional meeting of editors from South Asia and the MENA region in addition to a regional consultative meeting were carried out, bringing together experienced journalists, human rights activists and trade unionists to discuss concrete actions that can be taken within the framework of this media initiative.
Participants in the last media workshop delivered key messages on the initiative that were put together in a number of short videos. You can watch the short videos here: http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/labour-migration/policy-areas/guidance-for-journalists/lang--en/index.htm
The objectives of the media initiative include familiarizing participants with ILO international standards and empirical evidence on trafficking in labour migration, promoting the use of appropriate rights based language and supporting the production of untold stories of migrant workers.