Training for Journalists in Tunisia on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

A six-month comprehensive training programme for journalists to increase their knowledge on labour migration and investigative reporting techniques to enable them to report fairly an accurately on migration.

The media plays a major role in reporting on abusive and deceptive recruitment in the labour migration process, sharing positive messages on migrant workers experiences, and helps to shape the debates around fair migration and decent work. Media outlets and individual journalists can be key influencers, affecting public perceptions about migrant workers, highlighting an issue and bringing it into mainstream discussion, and even encouraging public mobilization and support to drive policy changes. It is for these reasons that the ILO Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, is establishing partnerships with media to enable journalists to report fairly and accurately about labour migration.

In Tunisia, the ILO has partnered with the African Centre for Training Journalists and Communicators (Centre Africain de Perfectionnement des Journalistes et Communicateurs, CAPCJ), the leading training institute of journalists in Tunisia contributing to the professionalization of the communications and media industry. Through its comprehensive programme consisting of workshops and coaching sessions over a period of six months, the ILO and CAPCJ will provide 24 journalists with a series of professional development opportunities to increase their knowledge on labour migration and investigative reporting techniques, in order identify and report on “untold stories” that shed light on abuses during the recruitment process and good practices to combat them.

If you are a journalist working in Tunisia and wanting to find out more about the program, follow this link.

The FAIR project is a global initiative funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It seeks to:
  • establish fair recruitment corridors to prevent abuses and exploitation of migrant workers
  • provide migrant workers with access to reliable information and enhanced services
  • conduct innovative research and disseminate knowledge on fair recruitment