Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Proram (OKUP) is offering Media Award for 2o18. The competent journalists are requested to apply for the ‘Media Award’.

Who can apply:
Any journalists who have demonstrated competence in reporting on the issues of ‘Overseas Labour Migration’ and/or ‘Labour Trafficking’ could apply for this Award.  The journalists both ‘print’ and ‘electronic’ media who represents national level and/or district level, in particular, Faridpur (Charvadrason Upazila), Munshigonj, Narayangonj (Araihazar Upazila), and Narsingdi having at least three published reports on respective issues during 01 January to 31 October, 2018 time-period are encouraged to apply.  

How to apply:
The Application can be sent by email or courier. The email address for the application is hr.ad.okup@gmail.com ; the mailing address is: OKUP, Swadagor Garden (4th Floor), 466 Noyapara, Post office Road, Donia, Dhaka – 1236. The interested journalists both ‘print’ and ‘electronic’ media must submit the application with his/her already published reports on ‘Overseas Labour Migration’ and/or ‘Labour Trafficking’ during 01 January, 2018 to 31 October, 2018 period by 15th of November, 18. For details please visit www.okup.org.bd

Deliverables for the Award:
The selected journalists are expected to publish number of reports in their respective media. They must follow the principle of rights based approach in their writing. The key reporting issues, not limited to, but are as follows:

  • The lived experiences of the women and girl migrant workers on gender based violence as well as violation of rights in the world of work
  • Deception, Abuse and Exploitation in the Recruitment Process
  • Access to grievance redressal as well as justice for the migrant workers especially for women and the girls
  • The legal obligation and the government actions in ensuring the improvement of the justice mechanism for migrant workers especially women and the girls

The successful journalists will be rewarded duly end of 2018.

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This project is funded by The European Union

This project is implemented by OKUP and partner CAFOD