Virtual Media Training and Fellowship: Promoting the Elimination of Violence and Harassment at Workplace

The training and fellowship programmes aim to mainstream the issues of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work to journalists and media.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) encourages the implementation of the ILO Convention No.190 on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the world of work, one of the aims is to ensure protection for workers regardless of their employment contract status. It is the first international treaty to recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment.

Without a doubt, the media have contributed to crafting a shared vision around these issues. Through their reporting, journalists are expected to be able to participate in building public awareness about eliminating the violence and harassment in the world of work. Journalists can also bring the discussion and expect to trigger the performance of the government and various stakeholders to implement the Convention No. 190. For this reason, the Alliance of Indonesian Journalist (AJI) Indonesia and ILO will conduct a series of activities: editor roundtable, workshops, fellowship and publishing compilations of works coverage of this issue.

Beneficiaries

The target group who will be the beneficiaries of this programme are journalists from both the greater area of Jakarta and journalists from various regions in Indonesia, who have worked as journalists for at least 2 years. A total of 25 journalists will be selected as participants. The programme will prioritize women, other genders, or people with disabilities to be involved in the implementation of activities, with a target of at least 35 percent of participants.

Workshop for journalists

The main trainer team will develop the curriculum and modules for each session to the methods of delivering materials and learning instruments that are tailored to the concept of online and offline training. After the modules and supporting materials are ready, AJI will integrate it into the Learning Management System (lms.aji.or.id) platform, this platform supports the implementation of more structured and integrated online training from materials, meeting links, independent learning, discussions, to assignments. 

The workshop will be held fully online in 8 online sessions. AJI will prepare a pre-test section before the training begins and a post-test after the training ends, to measure the level of participants' understanding of the material that has been delivered. For online sessions, AJI will utilize various online tools such as Jamboard, Miro, Padlet, mentimeter, and kahoot to increase interaction during the training.

Fellowship for journalists

All participants who take part in the workshop will have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship programme. After the workshop, they will be asked to submit a final proposal. AJI and ILO will select 10 proposals to receive the fellowship and mentoring. They will receive operational assistance in the form of a reporting fellowship. One mentor will assist the process of covering 5 participants. The mentoring will last for 4 weeks. It is intended to assist participants during the coverage period and provide advice in case of problems, assistance, and at the same time the editor.

During the mentoring process, the mentor will ensure that the participant's coverage will have at least one female/other gender resource person. The existence of female sources in the coverage is very necessary to get women's perspectives on the issues being covered. During the reporting process, participants will also be monitored for their safety and security, especially when conducting field reports. AJI already has an advocacy mechanism against journalists who experience physical violence, digital attacks, or sexual violence because of their coverage. AJI will provide protection and advocacy to journalists who during the reporting process experienced such attacks/violence.

After 4 weeks, participants will publish the results of their coverage in their respective media. Published articles will be published in a compilation book that can be redistributed to reach more people who are exposed to this information.