Panel of Judges - 2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

Anousheh KARVAR

Anousheh KARVAR is currently the French Government representative to the International Labour Organisation Governing Body and to the G7-G20 for Labour, Employment and Social Protection policies. She chairs, since June 2019, the Global Partnership against Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (Alliance 8.7).

In 2012, she joined the General Inspectorate for Social Affairs, the French Government audit, evaluation and inspection office for social, employment and labour public policies, and was appointed as the Head of Labour and Employment Section of the General Inspectorate (2012-2015).

She was formerly Deputy Director of the Minister of Labour’s cabinet (2016-2017), and Counsellor to the President of the French Parliament, in charge of social policies (2017-2018). She holds a PhD in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Paris – Denis Diderot / Ecole polytechnique.

Michelle Leighton

Michelle Leighton is Chief of the Labour Migration Branch for the International Labour Organization where she directs the Office’s work on labour migration and mobility, and supports policies and programs related to migrants and refugees.  She has expertise in the fields of international law, labour migration, human rights, and economic development, and received her LL.M degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England in 1987.

She serves as an expert appointed to the UNFCCC WIM Task Force on displacement related to climate change, and formerly a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Migration. Ms. Leighton has led global and field research teams, including on linkages between human migration and development, environmental and climate change. She has taught on law faculties in Asia, Europe and the United States and authored numerous publications. Following her service as a Fulbright Scholar in Central Asia, she co-founded the American University of Central Asia’s Tian Shan Policy Center at the American University in Bishkek. She has been an adviser and consultant to international institutions, government, and non-profit organizations, leading technical cooperation projects in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Central Asia. She served as the Munich Re Foundation Chair on Social Vulnerability for the UNU-Environment and Human Security institute, Bonn, Germany, as an expert on the German Marshall Fund’s Trans-Atlantic Study Team on Climate and Migration, and Director of the Center for Law and Global Justice Human Rights Program at the University of San Francisco Law School. Early in her career, she co-founded the NGO Natural Heritage Institute in San Francisco, leading programs on environment, migration, corporate social responsibility, and human rights.

Sara Mojtehedzadeh

Sara Mojtehedzadeh is the Star's Work and Wealth reporter. The Atkinson Foundation is working with the Toronto Star to increase coverage of issues related to income and wealth inequality. The Star has created the Work and Wealth Beat to this end. Sara reports on the changing workplace, including precarious work, labour issues, and workers' compensation. Previously, Sara worked for the BBC World Service. Her work at the Star has been recognized by the Hillman Foundation prize for social-justice oriented investigative journalism. She received the JHR/Canadian Association of Journalists Award for human rights reporting in 2017.

Juan Manuel Morena

Juan Manuel Morena is the Founder and Director of the media outlets Mundo Gremial and Latam Gremial. He is also a radio and television columnist on labour and union issues. He has held multiple positions including as Coordinator of the “Curso Superior de Formación Sindical” (Higher Course on Union Training) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina and Director of the “Diplomatura en Actividad Sindical” at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora. He is also a Professor of the Postgraduate Degree in Political Communication at the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).

Dominique Pradalié

Dominique Pradalié chose to spend her entire career in the audiovisual public service, with outlets including ORTF, France TV, Antenne 2 and France 2. From trainee journalist at the International News Exchange of Eurovision, to Editor-in-Chief of all the editions of the daily news, she has worked in the field as well as at the management level.

As a union member of the "Syndicat National des Journalistes" (SNJ), she has exercised multiple functions representing journalists and the organization. She has been elected general secretary at the national level for many years. Elected to the "Commission de la carte d’identité des journalistes professionnels" (CCIJP), she served in this role for almost 10 years. She also sits on the board of the “Conseil de déontologie journalistique et de mediation” (Council of Journalistic Ethics and Mediation), on the “Maison des lanceurs d’alerte” (Whistleblowers' House), and in various associations for the defence of journalists. She also sits as an arbitrator in the Journalists' Arbitration Commission. She is currently elected to the Executive Committee of the "International Federation of Journalists" (IFJ), the largest representative body of journalists in the world with some 600,000 members in 150 countries.

Elizabeth Tang

Elizabeth Tang is the General Secretary of the International Domestic Workers Federation, a membership-based global organization of domestic and household workers, which aims to connect organizations into a global federation through capacity building, exchanging best practice, advocacy and awareness campaigns and leveraging support. Prior to IDWF, Elizabeth was the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions where she worked for 16 years. She holds a postgraduate degree in the Sociology of Labour from the University of Warwick in the UK.