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Thomson Reuters Foundation: Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Programme

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Programme

Deadline: 8 October 2018

Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applications for its Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Programme.

Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting Trafficking and Slavery course is a unique chance to gain practical skills and knowledge along with unimpeded access to some of the biggest thinkers in the anti-slavery fight at the annual Trust Conference, including policymakers, activists, law enforcers and survivors themselves.

The workshop offers a combination of specialist expertise and hands-on training, with an emphasis on producing high-impact stories for widespread dissemination.

As well as coming away with a deep understanding of the scale, nature and causes of the problem, participants will learn about efforts to set global standards for combating modern slavery, including fundamental conventions , international instruments and a new, legally binding protocol that requires countries to take real action.

A major focus will be on the ethics of reporting slavery, from how to interact sensitively with traumatised survivors to getting past journalists’ own preconceived notions and stereotypes. They will cover safety issues, particularly when it comes to dealing with sources and reporting on organised crime.

This is an opportunity to pick the brains of reporters who have done extraordinary investigative work or groundbreaking reportage that has changed policy, provoked public outcry or brought traffickers to justice. Attendees will also spend time with world-renowned experts and those at the coal face of the anti-slavery movement, including some who have been trafficked themselves and gone on to help others move from “victims” to “survivors”.

Thomson Reuters Foundation will fund travel expenses and accommodation for participants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to broadcast media organisations.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country with a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English.
  • If applicant have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years applicant will not be eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.


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