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15/01/2021

Hidden from view: Reporting on human trafficking and modern slavery

Every journalist wants to go on a rescue mission. But hidden from view, the human trafficking story is one of the most challenging, complex and ethically testin...

23/12/2020

Challenges of becoming a journalist in a restrictive society

Maryam Anam is an aspiring young radio journalist in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a region in north-west Pakistan where women's voices are rarely heard. She is being...

12/12/2020

Local news: rebuilding trust and relevance in the pandemic

As the old newsroom clich has it, all news is local. And despite being a global pandemic, the Covid-19 crisis has been felt first in our families, on our doors...

11/12/2020

Hard truths in Peru: Journalism without fear or favour

World Voices: Mart n Leandro Camacho, Peru Secuestraron mi pais. Emblazoned on a protest placard and photographed by Peruvian journalist, Mart n Leandro C...

04/12/2020

My fellowship in a year of Covid-19

A fellowship with Thomson Media didnt go quite as Hend Kheiralla expected in the pandemic. At home in Sudan, I was used to working remotely for digital enterpr...

01/12/2020

Why messaging apps put us in the right place at the right time

You're in a queue. How likely is it that you'll check your messages on your mobile phone? Even the least digital amongst us is spending 30 minutes a day...

24/11/2020

Martin Leandro Camacho: The compassionate face of Peru

PROFILE: Young Journalist Award 2020 winner Mart n Leandro Camacho has always been passionate about being compassionate. The 27-year-old spent the formative...

19/11/2020

Grounded by coronavirus: The challenges of virtual practical training

Grounded by Covid-19, our trainers have been learning new skills to be able to impart their expertise to their journalist trainees with promising results. Th...

18/11/2020

Messaging Apps: Tackling training in the pandemic

Covid-19 may have forced our workshops online but by innovation and experimentation our trainers have continued to teach and mentor often on less conventional p...

14/11/2020

When e-workshops are exciting - a blog by Khalida Niaz

Khalida Niaz is a journalist with the Tribal News Network based in Peshawar, Pakistan. She was amongst a group of editors and managers taking part in a course r...

10/11/2020

Change at the top for the foundation

Thomson Foundation has announced that Nigel Baker, chief executive since 2012, will retire from the role in July 2021. Nigel has led a significant growth in ac...

07/11/2020

Solutions to create trustworthy journalism in a crowded digital world

As journalists today, we are operating in a toxic digital environment where it can often be difficult to distinguish a fact from a lie. The media environment,...

27/10/2020

Championing burgeoning talent in a year we will never forget

Announcing the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award finalists #TFYoungJournalist If we don't come, hunger kills us, says a Venezuelan merchant as h...

29/09/2020

The backbone of professional and independent journalism

The media situation in the Western Balkans is deteriorating as a result of repeated attacks on media freedom and systematic undermining of the profession. The c...

28/09/2020

Breaking news: Award shortlist reminds us why journalism matters

On World News Day, we reveal the 12 shortlisted entrants for the #TFYoungJournalist Award, highlighting just why #JournalismMatters. From Brazil's record y...

17/09/2020

Tackling underrepresentation of women in media

Trying something new can be a daunting experience, especially when nobody has done it before. The residents of Mardan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) prov...

15/09/2020

Through the lens: Chronicling daily life and the challenges of Covid-19 in Syria

In his beloved city of Damascus, Syrian photojournalist, Hasan Belal, captures daily domestic scenes, confronts the challenges wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic ...

11/09/2020

Bettina Peters (1963-2020)

There has seldom been a greater force of nature than Bettina Peters in the world of international media development. A steely mind and no-nonsense cheerfulness...

11/09/2020

Empowering women in Pakistan's rural communities

Progress in bringing womens voices into media has been slow and has been further reduced by local traditional structures that often favour men. Pakistani enumer...

04/09/2020

Patsy Robertson: a tribute

The passing of Patsy Robertson at 86 has deprived the Thomson Foundation of a loyal supporter and devoted advocate in the Commonwealth. Patsy resigned as a lon...

26/08/2020

Photojournalists: The key to getting published and staying safe

Thomson Foundation trainer and award winning photojournalist Glenn Edwards shares his experience of covering events for national and international publications ...

19/08/2020

Uncovering stories with a human dimension

Can journalism build a better world? Thomson Foundation has the privilege of training and working with journalists around the globe who are at the forefront of ...

14/08/2020

Taking shots: preserving the pivotal moments of protests

Photojournalists remain crucial to our understanding of world events, providing us with front-row views that would otherwise be inaccessible. Of the most univer...

14/07/2020

Competition: Young Journalist Award 2020 is open

One thing has been constant; since its inception in 2013, our Young Journalist Award has been cheering new arrivals in the media industry, introducing some of t...

09/07/2020

Capturing change: strategies for safely covering protests

A massive wave of solidarity protests against racial injustice have been staged across the United States and worldwide following a series of killings in the US,...

08/07/2020

Covid-19 training in Sudan gets smart on WhatsApp

An innovative online learning course to support the reporting of Covid-19 in Sudan has reached nearly 2000 people across all sectors of media. The course, desi...

23/06/2020

Photojournalism: the ethical challenges to covering Covid-19

This article by Savannah Dodd, founder of the Photography Ethics Centre, uses the key principles introduced in her Journalism Now e-learning course The Photogra...

11/06/2020

Talent pool gives advice on navigating the pandemic

Weve pooled advice from our international alumni to help journalists navigate their way through the Covid-19 pandemic. From what went wrong in the medias early...

05/06/2020

Rwandan journalist s study route to international publication.

Rwandan journalist Christophe Hitayezu first met the editorial team from The Guardian newspaper in London as part of a study tour in a programme to support medi...

01/06/2020

Sudan: Support for journalists in the global fight against Covid-19

A unique training course tailored specifically for Sudanese journalists has been devised to help them navigate the challenges of reporting the Covid-19 pandemic...

21/05/2020

MoJo Challenge: When a smartphone wins in Covid-19 coverage

Lebanese-based Nisrine Ajab has won the Thomson Foundation mobile journalism challenge and five others have been commended. Nisrine, who is from Beirut, along...

07/05/2020

A class of its own: is the e-Workshop here to stay?

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a temporary halt to face-to-face training programmes during lockdown - but prompted experiments with different types of vir...

05/05/2020

Supporting Greater Media Independence in the Western Balkans

The Western Balkans region remains beset by political instability, corruption and a chronic lack of transparency. The national media are often captured by veste...

23/04/2020

A coronavirus photo essay from Bologna, Italy

Award-winning documentary photographer and Thomson Foundation alumnus Marco Panzetti, achieved international recognition for his coverage of the global refugee ...

07/04/2020

The challenges of covering coronavirus: how we can help

Journalists across the globe face unprecedented challenges to report the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak accurately and safely. The fast-moving story is presen...

17/03/2020

Thomson Foundation's summer course - the alumni shaping media

Hundreds of frontline journalists have passed through the Thomson Foundation's prestigious summer course which aims to sharpen reporting skills and teach th...

17/03/2020

Thomson Foundation summer course 2020: dates and details

Thomson Foundation has announced the dates for its mobile multimedia journalism programme 2020. August 10 to September 11, 2020 In this intensive five-week ...

09/03/2020

Our Tech Challenge Winner: A Royal Visit And Much More

Patrick Obumselu, the winner of Thomson Foundations 2019 Commonwealth Digital Challenge, has been in London meeting mentors and receiving advice on progressing ...

06/03/2020

Highlighting violence against South African women

At just 26, Robin-Lee Francke is no stranger to violence against women, having been pistol-whipped, beaten and shot at in the course of her work as a crime repo...

04/03/2020

Working against the odds in Syria

When Waad Al Kateab began filming in an Aleppo hospital being destroyed by government forces, little could she imagine that her work would one day be nominated ...

04/03/2020

Reporting from the heart of Iraq s deadly protests

Pesha Magid became the trusted voice from Baghdad for many of the world's broadcasters and newspapers after an outbreak of anti-government protests in 2019....

04/03/2020

OPEN Media Hub: the story so far

A landmark project to support independent media in 17 countries bordering the European Union (EU) has been extended, as journalists tackle increasing threats to...

04/03/2020

Mobile journalism on tour

Mobile journalism went on tour with Thomson Foundation, delivering training sessions to 90 journalists in 90 days for international broadcaster, Al Jazeera. Th...

04/03/2020

Sudan s people power

The skills that Sudanese broadcaster, Rania Haroun, learned on the foundation's summer course played a direct role in helping her - and others - report on t...

30/01/2020

Kenyan journalist named Journalism Now Scholar winner

An innovative journalism competition organised by Thomson Foundation has been won by Kenya-based journalist, Thomas Mwiraria, who wrote a graphic piece about a ...

28/01/2020

Media Freedom: Changing Times for Rwandan Journalists

Lots of overseas journalists visit the Guardian's morning news conference at its London headquarters. Few are invited to speak and fewer still have had the ...

24/12/2019

Empowering Investigative Journalism in Rwanda through the Right of Access to Information.

An unexpected - and shocking - reminder of the genocide in Rwanda came during a ...

23/12/2019

Climate Change and Environment: Helping journalists raise awareness in Lesotho

The landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho faces serious environmental challenges, many of which will become more severe, due to the impact of climate change, w...

21/12/2019

Climate Change: Helping journalists raise awareness in Lesotho

The landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho faces serious environmental challenges, many of which will become more severe, due to the impact of climate change, w...

26/11/2019

Human stories behind the data crunch: Pakistan's Young Journalist winner

In the odd times through which we are living - with the game-changing Wikileaks, the elaborate Panama Papers, the Snowden revelations of top-secret surveillance...