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MEDIA FOR LABOUR RIGHTS IN RWANDA: A national journalistic Prize

Published on: 19-06-2014

Deadline extended from 1 August to 17 August

The “Media for Labour Rights in Rwanda” is a journalistic prize launched by the International Training Centre of the
ILO (ITC-ILO), the training arm of the International Labour Organization, in the framework of the Project
“Awareness-raising and capacity building on human rights in Rwanda, with an emphasis on labour rights” which is
co-funded by the European Union.

The prize is an opportunity to spread information on international labour
standards and the work of the international supervisory bodies in the country thereby raising public awareness of
internationally recognized human rights at work and their relevance to local social and development issues.

Who can participate?

The competition is open to journalists and media professionals operating in Rwanda, including those that participated in the training courses on “Communicating Labour Rights” under the above-mentioned Project.

How to participate?

The work should be a feature, an audio or video, a photo essay or a multimedia product addressing social affairs related to international labour standards. If it is a feature, it should not exceed 600 words. If it is an audio or video clip, it should not exceed 6 minutes. If it is a photo essay, it should contain the caption. If it is a multimedia product, it should respect the parameters above.

The work should be in English or French. It should be submitted by e-mail to ils@itcilo.org by 17 August 2014 at the latest, and should be accompanied by a short bio of the author of10 lines max.

How is the work evaluated?

A pre-selection of submitted stories will be carried out by the Secretariat of the Prize. Pre-selected stories will then be analyzed by a high-level independent jury, including representatives from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development and the Rwanda Journalists Association, the two local partners under the above-mentioned Project.

The following criteria will be used:

1. integration of international labour standards in the context of the story;
2. impact of international labour standards on the story;
3. use of sources;
4. structure of the story; and
5. originality of the story.

The publication of the work would be considered an asset.
The decision of the jury will be final and will be announced by mid-August 2014.

What is the prize at stake?

The winner will be given a grant to attend an international training course for journalists and media professionals organized and implemented by the International Training Centre of the ILO.

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