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Journalists build skills in reporting on modern day slavery

Graphic: Journalists worked together to learn more about the roots of forced labour

The two-day program, held in Ulaanbaatar from 30 June-1 July 2020, brought together 30 journalists from urban and rural areas.

Journalists in Mongolia recently took part in the first-ever training program on the causes and experiences of modern-day slavery.

The two-day program, held in Ulaanbaatar from 30 June-1 July 2020, brought together 30 journalists from urban and rural areas.

The International Labour Organization, in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia and with support from the European Union, prepared and translated a toolkit on 'Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment' for local journalists.

The workshop was held in recognition of the vital role that journalists can play in raising awareness of human rights issues.

The program discussed the core problems that can leave people vulnerable to forced labour and provided knowledge and skills to support journalists to produce reports and undertake investigations on the issue.

The workshop was conducted in a blended learning format: with an online learning facilitated by Charles Autheman, international consultant, and the face-to-face workshop run by the Mongolian Press Institute.

This project was 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.

Date: 6 July 2020

Source: National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia


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  1. Journalists worked together to learn more about the roots of forced labour - National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia