“While talking about legislation and labor standards is kind of boring, especially during siesta time, I am able to start appreciating its importance to effective reporting of migration stories.”
This was how Renz Kevin Alcazar, journalism lecturer at the Cavite State University-Main in Cavite City, reflected on one of his 2:00-2:30 pm individualized coaching sessions on how to teach Reporting on Labor Migration with media and migration consultant Charles Autheman on July 7-9, 2021.
He commended AIJC and Autheman “for their unwavering support to journalism educators who opted to teach this elective.”
The one-on-one sessions of Paris-based Autheman with higher education institution (HEI) journalism teachers are part of the International Labour Organization (ILO)-Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) partnership on the Fair Recruitment Initiative to introduce the elective course on labor migration reporting in the journalism curriculum of HEIs.
The ILO-AIJC collaboration is implementing a capacity-building program to enable journalism teachers to teach Reporting on Labor Migration with the course syllabus developed under the project. The project is led by ILO National Project Coordinator Hussein Macarambon, with AIJC Senior Director Ann Lourdes Lopez as Project Manager.
This coming first semester of academic year 2021-2022, HEI teachers who are participating in the one-on-one sessions will pilot-teach the course. Other capacity-building activities conducted earlier were a webinar on labor migration with 34 HEI teachers and two days of group coaching sessions with 11 participants.
Clockwise: ILO Consultant Charles Autheman, AIJC Senior Director Ann Lourdes Lopez, AIJC Program Officer Loregene Macapugay, Journalism instructor Renz Kevin Alcazar of Cavite State University-Main