Name and leading organization
International Labor Organization (ILO), European Union, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, General Directorate of International Workforce.
Target VG and type of host community
Forcibly displaced people in Turkey, media workers in Turkey.
Informing media workers in Turkey about the issues when dealing with forcibly displaced groups.
The media, as well as individuals and states, have an important role in protecting refugees and being in a positive relationship with the host society they live in. Within the scope of this project, under the “Opportunity for Life” project carried out by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a series of awareness seminars were organized, which included issues that should be taken into consideration by media workers when dealing with forcibly displaced groups. The trainings were held in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Adana. Within the scope of the project, members of the media, faculty of communication, representatives of civil society, were informed about the issues to be considered when dealing with forced displaced groups. As a result of this study, a handbook has been prepared with the contributions of ILO, European Union, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services and General Directorate of International Workforce in order to reach a wider audience of the topics discussed in the seminars.