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11/07/2019

Nothing but the truth: the young journalists defending media freedom

Concern over the growing threat to the safety of journalists is at the heart of an international campaign to defend media freedom. Led by the UK and Canadian ...

11/06/2019

Queen s birthday honours recognise Thomson Foundation trustee

One of Thomson Foundation's longest-serving trustees has received a knighthood for his humanitarian work in the birthday honours of Britain's Queen Eliz...

09/05/2019

Egyptian mojo winner joins crushed commuters on Cairo train

Now in its fifth year, the Thomson Foundation mobile journalism ( mojo') competition, in partnership with Mojofest, has allowed journalists from around the ...

09/05/2019

Egyptian mojo winner joins crushed commuters on crammed Cairo train

Now in its fifth year, the Thomson Foundation mobile journalism ( mojo') competition, in partnership with Mojofest, has allowed journalists from around the ...

15/04/2019

Commonwealth Digital Challenge: Judging panel named

Thomson Foundation announces an exceptional judging panel for the Commonwealth Digital Challenge 2019: Media Tech Accelerator. The three judges are Kate Adams...

11/04/2019

Collaborating to cover "Qumar"

After decades of peace, tensions have flared and fighting has broken out in the Sultanate of Qumar. International and local news organisations are scrambling ...

09/04/2019

Bringing the brightest journalism talent to London

Every summer, organisations around the world send us their best journalists to participate in the Thomson Foundation summer course. Based at our London headqua...

02/04/2019

Digital revenue training to drive media success

The world is changing, and technology is taking the lead. Today, everything is going digital, which means traditional media outlets are having to jump online to...

15/03/2019

Fresh efforts in Brussels to support the future of Syria

Senior figures from scores of countries and international organisations gathered for a three-day European Union-hosted conference on Syria, in which journalists...

15/03/2019

Thomson Foundation summer course 2019: dates and details

Thomson Foundation has announced the dates for its mobile multimedia journalism programme 2019. This intensive five-week course in London brings together digita...

14/03/2019

Saluting seven outstanding (female) journalists for International Women s Day

To mark International Womens Day, we salute the seven female journalists featured in our latest review for their brave reporting, often in regions that are war-...

08/03/2019

The seven outstanding (female) journalists from our 2018 review

To mark International Womens Day, we salute the seven female journalists featured in our latest review for their brave reporting, often in regions that are war-...

02/03/2019

New success for the winner of the Commonwealth Digital Challenge

A campaigner for conflict prevention in northern Kenya has won a scholarship to study the topic at the University of London - partly thanks to his experience in...

28/02/2019

Strengthening quality journalism in the Western Balkans

Thomson Foundation has long had a commitment to help strengthen quality journalism in the Western Balkans, and this will continue in 2019 with an expanded progr...

28/02/2019

A journey through love, motherhood, war and survival in Syria

In 2017, young Syrian filmmaker Waad Al Kateab received a special award from the Thomson Foundation to recognise her outstanding coverage of the suffering in th...

28/02/2019

Blended learning: Thomson Foundation transcends the classroom

The growing percentage of journalists and communicators having affordable access to smartphones and the internet means they no longer have to wait for classroom...

26/02/2019

New skills to help journalists in Belarus find new audiences

Regional media in Belarus are being helped to find a more modern voice - to deal with the complex challenges presented by their belated entry to the Internet Ag...

26/02/2019

"My heart beats faster when I have a story" - Wendy Funes

Honduran journalist Wendy Funes received special recognition at the Index Freedom of Expression Awards in 2018 for her hard-hitting investigative journalism. ...

24/01/2019

Sudan: fair and accurate reporting in a time of crisis

Three journalists trained by Thomson Foundation have banded together in efforts to ensure coverage of Sudan's deadly uprising is fair, accurate and verifiab...

23/01/2019

Why reporters shouldn t make predictions

One of the first rules for reporters should be Don't Make Predictions'. It is popular at the start of a new year for journalists to write about the yea...

17/01/2019

2019 - A year of Visual Storytelling for audio creators

This time last year I said 2018 was going to be the year of the podcast and it certainly seems to have been for some us at least. Nearly 6 million adults in the...

14/01/2019

Why journalists shouldn t make predictions

One of the first rules for reporters should be Don't Make Predictions'. It is popular at the start of a new year for journalists to write about the yea...

11/01/2019

2018: MoJo Evolution not Revolution

A summary of an article by mobile journalism expert Wytse Wellinga produced for our Journalism Now e-learning platform on the best of 2018 and the year ahead. ...

08/01/2019

Broadcast regulation a priority for Thai media

The future regulation of the world's five most popular and best performing tech companies - Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google - was top of the age...

04/01/2019

The "Facebookification" of Instagram and other Stories

One person who should be glad to see the back of 2018 is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. It's fair to say that last year was a catalogue of disasters for...

03/01/2019

New skills to help journalists in Belarus find new audiences.

Regional media in Belarus are being helped to find a more modern voice - to deal with the complex challenges presented by their belated entry to the Internet Ag...

02/01/2019

Summer course: making multimedia work.

The corner of London that has become home to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the shame attached to drying your underwear in public in India and the lessons fo...

27/11/2018

Russian reporter, Alisa Kustikova, is the 2018 Young Journalist winner

Alisa Kustikova, an investigative reporter from Russia, has won the 2018 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award. The prize, part of the UK Foreign Press Ass...

23/11/2018

Quiet reportage: documenting the migrant experience

Multi-award winning photographer, Marco Panzetti, has invested significant periods of time making images that matter. His work on migration was exhibited in Tun...

19/11/2018

"We re in this together" - exploring journalism s public role

Democracy rests on a vibrant, independent and truthful media and it's important that communities across the world are served by such a media, which is why, ...

31/10/2018

Images of Yemen s secret society revealed in exhibition

A Yemeni photojournalist, trained by Thomson Foundation, produced work that even experienced photographers from the Middle East had not seen before. An exhibiti...

22/10/2018

Widening Wavelengths: learning and exchange for Ukrainian radio

Podcasts are having a moment. The beauty is that anyone with a microphone and editing software can tell stories and share their opinions. There are even apps to...

20/10/2018

Out with the old school. Digital storytelling in sub-Saharan Africa

Initiatives such as UNICEF Gen2030, which aims to get every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030, are helping to fill the gulfs o...

08/10/2018

Announcing the 2018 Young Journalist Award final trio

Three journalists from Pakistan - and for the first time - Vietnam and Russia, are the finalists for the 2018 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award. The p...

06/10/2018

UN General Assembly: overcoming a distorted narrative on migration

When you stand up for the dignity of human beings, you are immediately perceived as politicised, said Francesco Rocca, president of the International Red Cross ...

04/10/2018

UNGA: Overcoming a distorted narrative on migration

When you stand up for the dignity of human beings, you are immediately perceived as politicised, said Francesco Rocca, president of the International Red Cross ...

27/09/2018

Migration Media Award: a shift in the way migration is reported

Europe's 2015 migration crisis saw arrivals via the Mediterranean peak at more than one million. The numbers may have dropped to 41,000 this year, according...

14/09/2018

Next wave: revealing the shortlist for the 2018 Young Journalist Award

Child brides of China sold for less than the price of a buffalo , once-ostracised transgender candidates now running for Pakistans parliament, Ghanian youths a...

08/08/2018

Tributes for former director of the Thomson Foundation

Gareth Price, a former director of the Thomson Foundation and a staunch advocate of public service broadcasting, has died aged 78. He led the foundation for 15...

24/07/2018

Indian aspiring journalist wins Journalism Now Scholar competition

Meehika Barua, winner of our Journalism Now Scholar competition, tells us why she parked the architecture career to pursue journalism, why she was keen to enrol...

16/07/2018

The search is on for the 2018 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist

Young reporters from across the world are invited to submit their work to the Thomson Foundation to enter the competition for the sixth Young Journalist' A...

12/07/2018

Conflicting images: Culture and identity in times of conflict

Chewing away furiously at a green wad the size of a golfball is a daily male ritual on the grimy pavements in Yemen as well as in smart cafes equipped with comf...

13/06/2018

How mobile journalism has changed the way I tell stories

Award winning mobile journalist Leonor Su rez's original stories shot on her smart phone imitated those she produced in a more traditional way with a video ...

10/05/2018

OPEN Media Hub journalists head to Media Convention Berlin

Watching the numbers of delegates at the Media Convention Berlin - some 9,000 senior editors, digital content producers and technology leaders from more than 70...

04/05/2018

First mojo film wins mobile journalism competition

Elena Jose, a grandmother travelling with four children under eight years old, newly-weds Elena and Jose from El Salvador and Daniel Aviles fleeing violence in ...

28/04/2018

Expert advice for winners of the Commonwealth Digital Challenge

Leading digital journalism experts from UK and international media organisations lent their support and encouragement to the winners of the first Commonwealth D...

17/04/2018

Collaboration in Beirut produces better picture stories

The discovery of a fisherwoman who sleeps rough on Beirut's seafront provided a storytelling opportunity for two of a group of photojournalism trainees. An...

29/03/2018

Thomson Foundation summer course 2018: dates and details

Thomson Foundation has announced the dates for its mobile multimedia journalism programme. This intensive five-week course in London brings together digital new...

15/03/2018

Baroness Brenda Dean - a magnificent stalwart of the Thomson Foundation

Baroness Brenda Dean, a former trustee of the Thomson Foundation and a prominent figure in the history of the British newspaper industry, has died suddenly at t...

15/03/2018

Winners announced for the Commonwealth Digital Challenge

Harnessing chatbot and SMS technology for indigenous communities in Australia and audiences in Kenya are the cutting edge media projects proposed by the winners...