The aim of this research was to study the capacity of state and independent media to investigate and report on the 'worst forms' of child labour as defined by the ILO: trafficking; prostitution and pornography; armed groups; hazardous, forced or bonded labour; and illicit activities (drug production and trafficking).
Field visits to the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia sought to understand how local populations consume information (choice of medium), which sources are trusted, and how media outlets and journalists generate revenue. The research maps which actors are best informed about child labour practices and can initiate links between practitioners and the best-suited media actors to investigate and document these abuses.
Field research was conducted with Dominique Magada for Thomson Reuters Foundation, London.
Find the report here.