This course will provide an extensive overview of labour migration in Africa as a means to discuss the ethical considerations journalists must be aware of when reporting. This will include analyses of regional trends and how they tie to social, cultural and economic conventions. In turn, these elements will be discussed in relation to their impact of gender identity politics. The course will highlight how journalists can report on these intersecting factors in a manner that does not compromise the overall safety of their sources and affected communities. We will make reference to the principles of Constructive Journalism as a way to intercept and correct ethical blunders.
Upon completion of this course, learners will:
- be conscientised about the ethics of reporting on labour migration in the continent.
- be able to monitor their own practise through a considered ethical lens and with an awareness of gender identity politics.
- Produce well researched, constructive and considered journalistic outputs
Modules under this course
- Case Study: The future of migration in the Global South: racializing diseases has to stop.
- The tenets and ethics of Journalism
- An overview of labour migration coverage and reporting on the Continent.
- Constructive Journalism and Reporting on labour migration
- Trauma and the ethics of sensitive interviewing and reporting
- Intercultural relations in ethical labour migration reporting
- Women and labour migration
- Patriarchy and labour migration - how it affects all of us and why journalists need to be cognisant of it
- Ethical visual media practice
- 1n the Event of an ethical blunder
A strong focus of the course will be to equip journalists with practical tools and skills to tackle labour migration policy reportage.
Upon completion of this course learners should be able to:
● Understand the context of labour migration policy in Africa
● Use the set of tools shared during the course to unearth labour migration policy narratives
● Identify and understand the structure of the migrant labour market
Modules Under this course:
- Introduction to labour migration policy
- Introduction to labour migration policy in Africa
- Actors of labour migration in Africa
- Assessing the status of labour migration policy in Africa.
- International Labour Standards presenting important labour migration instruments.
- Key labour migration instruments that have been ratified in the region.
- National legal frameworks highlighting good practices on labour inspection, anti-trafficking, social protection and minimum wage.
- What labour migration policy should not look like
- Access to decent work for refugees.
- How labour migration policy affects vulnerable groups: women and children.
This course aims at setting the foundation for African Journalists to understand the human and labour rights of migrant workers. The course explores different definitions, laws, and legal instruments, and showcases best practices for a human-centered journalistic coverage that is ethical and objective.
- The journalist will be able to differentiate between the concepts and notions related to migration issues
- The journalist will be able to know the main international and regional legal instruments
- The journalist will be able to understand the role of migrants; especially women, in the development of origin and host countries
- The journalist will be able to master an objective human-centered approach in covering labour migration-related stories
“What makes a good story? A good story allows us to see through the eyes of another. This course will equip participants with skills to write stories about the effect the pandemic has had on labour migration. In this course, you will become part of our classroom community, not only as writers but also as readers and critics. By understanding the significance of ethical reporting and feature writing on current issues such as labour migration and reporting during pandemics.
- To discuss the significance of reporting on labour migration during a pandemic
- To discuss the ethical considerations of reporting on labour migration
- To describe the elements of good stories, plus ways and means of writing a good story
- To describe the importance of fact-checking and credibility of sources
What makes a good story? A good story allows us to see through the eyes of another. This course will equip participants with skills to identify stories about labour migration, with reference to migration during a pandemic. In this course you will become part of our classroom community, not only as writers but also as readers and critics. You will learn how to develop story ideas and identify the tenets of good stories on labour migration, and how migration is affected by global issues like pandemics.