Deadline: 14 March 2016
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applications from Asian journalists for its three day Reporting Trafficking and Slavery course in Singapore which is a unique chance to gain specialist expertise and hands-on training, with an emphasis on producing high-impact stories for widespread dissemination.
Thomson Reuters Foundation acts to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide and focus areas span from investigative journalism and media development, to anti-trafficking, pro bono legal assistance, climate change, social innovation and much more.
The workshop will be led by Timothy Large, former director of media development at Thomson Reuters Foundation. Prior to that, he was editor-in-chief of the Foundation’s award-winning news services covering the world’s under-reported stories, including humanitarian issues, human rights, corruption and climate change.
- Foundation will have unfettered access to the Trust Forum Asia conference, bringing together some of the region’s most influential business and thought leaders, from corporate CEOs to human rights advocates, to media leaders and award-winning lawyers.
- 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.
- Attendees will discuss the role of media in raising awareness, reducing vulnerability and holding to account governments, law enforcement and businesses.
- Attendees will look at innovative approaches to fighting trafficking and forced labour and scrutinise the quest for integrated policy responses across borders.
- 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.
- Attendees will cover safety issues, particularly when it comes to dealing with sources and reporting on organised crime.
Applicants must be:
- Full-time journalists or regular contributors to broadcast media organisations.
- able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country.
- a senior journalist with a minimum of three years’ professional experience.
- have a good level in spoken and written English.
- If applicant has been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years he/she will not be eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.