Reporting Taboos: Programme Targeting Journalists Working for Domestic Media in Developing Countries

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is currently inviting the journalist from the developing countries for its small programme- Reporting Taboos.

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Participants will be asked to submit and develop story ideas which will be the focus of the programme. There will be an intensive workshop in London during which the participating journalists will develop and refine their story ideas and pitch them to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning editorial team.

The workshop will cover topics including story conception and planning; interviewing techniques; finding multiple sources to speak about sensitive issues; and more. After the workshop journalists will receive editorial guidance and mentoring support to help them research, report and produce their stories.

The workshop will take place in London, UK (11-15 July 2016) and travel and subsistence costs will be covered.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Journalists working for domestic media in a developing country or country in political transition
  • Motivation to report on sensitive issues in an impartial way
  • Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online
  • Journalists must be fluent in English and must have a minimum of one year’s experience and working full-time for a media organisation (freelancers are eligible)

How to Apply

Participants are required to upload:

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  • 2 work samples (maximum file size 5 MB)
  • a letter showing that their editor consents to their participation in the programme and that they are willing to publish/broadcast participant’s work.

Participants must submit completely filled application form through an online process.

For more information, please visit Reporting Taboos.