Media Toolkit and Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration, Fair Recruitment and Forced Labour – Uzbekistan edition

A national adaptation of the Global ILO toolkit for journalists and the Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration, Fair Recruitment and Forced Labour was released in Uzbekistan.

News | 22 June 2022
The ILO has recognized the media as a key partner in reporting on fair recruitment and forced labour, and in shaping the debates around fair migration and decent work. Journalists have a voice that many workers might not and can alert their readers to the complex facets of migration, fair recruitment and forced labour; and may help to change the climate of public opinion and even policy.

In 2021, the ILO project “From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (Bridge Project)”, funded by the US Department of Labor has contextualized the Media Toolkit (English and Uzbek versions) and held a workshop to help journalists in Uzbekistan report on fair recruitment and forced labour. This toolkit is a national adaptation of the Global ILO toolkit for journalists.

In 2022, the ILO Bridge Project Uzbekistan engaged a national consultant to contextualize the Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration, Fair Recruitment and Forced Labour for Uzbekistan under the supervision of an international consultant. On 20 April 2022, the project has conducted the workshop for discussion and validation of a draft glossary with journalists and constituents (30+ participants).

The Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration, Fair Recruitment and Forced Labour – Uzbekistan Edition is part of the ILO series of media-friendly glossaries developed to serve as a guideline for journalists and other actors writing about migration, fair recruitment and forced labour; and presently available in three languages - English, Russian and now Uzbek. The use of the glossary aims to ensure the words used during reporting are not discriminatory or inflammatory.

Presently, this glossary is available on the ILO Media engagement page in three languages.