According to the study of the International Labour Organization, globally 24.9 million people suffer the modern slavery or forced labour. The media outlets and journalists can play a vital role in reporting this issue through understanding a core problem, gaining a necessary knowledge and skills to produce reports and undertake investigations on modern slavery. A workshop for covering such issue for journalists are taking place in Mongolia for the first time.
International Labour Organization in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, with the support from the European Union, prepared and translated a toolkit on “Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment” for Mongolian journalists, and the workshop is being held for 2-days, from the 30th of June to the 1st of July in Ulaanbaatar involving 30 journalists from urban and rural areas.
Through the workshop, the participants will attain a necessary knowledge about forced labour and fair recruitment and can cover issues related to this topic. The workshop will be conducted in a blended learning format: online workshop will be facilitated by Charles Autheman, international consultant, and face-to-face workshop will be run by the Mongolian Press Institute.
This project is being implemented under the second phase (MNG/17/50/EUR) of Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting – Mongolia, funded by the European Commission.