Journalism educators from eleven universities and colleges nationwide participated in the online Coaching Sessions on Teaching Labor Migration Reporting, conducted by the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) and International Labour Organization (ILO) on April 15-16, 2021.
The coaching sessions are part of the capability building program for higher education institutions (HEIs) with journalism programs, under the ILO-AIJC Fair Recruitment Initiative project. These will be followed with one-on-one sessions with ILO media and migration experts, in preparation for the educators to pilot-teach the elective course, Reporting on Labor Migration, as part of the curriculum for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism or Bachelor of Journalism.
Resource persons were Charles Autheman, ILO Consultant; Hussein Macarambon, ILO Project Coordinator; and Ann Lourdes Lopez, AIJC Senior Director.
The coaching sessions were a follow-up activity to the two-day Webinar for Journalism Educators on Labor Migration Reporting organized in November last year by AIJC and ILO for 34 participants from 19 HEIs.
The course syllabus on Reporting on Labor Migration was developed as part of the ILO-AIJC project, in accordance with the Commission on Higher Education Memorandum Order No. 41, Series of 2017.