This toolkit was developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations which, since 1919, has brought together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.

In the framework of the Fair Recruitment Initiative, the toolkit aims to foster contributions to the United Nations TOGETHER campaign, promoting respect, safety and dignity for refugees and migrants, and to the 50 for Freedom campaign, which aims to mobilize support for the ratification of the ILO Forced Labour Protocol.

It also aims to further contributions to Alliance 8.7, the global partnership committed to achieving Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals on eradicating forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour around the world.

Many organizations and actors have contributed to this toolkit, including the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), ILO staff in various country offices and journalists from many countries around the world. The Media-Friendly Glossary of this toolkit was developed with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and is under joint copyright.

The ILO Media Toolkit was prepared by Cassandre Gaylord Cyr and Lou Tessier. This toolkit was originally developed by Charles Autheman, Kevin Burden, Jane Colombini, Maria Gallotti and Lou Tessier based on the lessons learned from several media engagement programmes of the ILO and other agencies as well as building on the wealth of experience of the IFJ. The authors express their gratitude to Joanne Land-Kazlauskas who edited the language of the original publication.

The present document was adapted from the Toolkit for Sri Lanka by Viranjana Herath from Free Media Movement. The ILO and IFJ are grateful to the Convenor C. Dodawatta and the Executive Committee at the Free Media Movement for their professional assistance in the training of Sri Lankan Journalists.

The authors of the toolkit and the authors of the various examples of reporting provided in this toolkit are respectively and solely responsible for the content and any opinions expressed within this publication, which does not reflect any official position of the ILO.