Award Programme for Journalists from Developing Countries

Thomson Reuters Foundation invites journalists from developing countries to participate in its small programme by submitting and developing story ideas under the programme- Reporting Taboos.

The programme will feature an intensive workshop in London from July 11th – 15th, during which participating journalists will develop and refine their story ideas and pitch them to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s  editorial team.


Travel and subsistence costs will be covered by the programme.

Additional Details

Among other things, the workshop will cover:

  • story conception and planning
  • interviewing techniques
  • finding multiple sources to speak about sensitive issues.

After the workshop journalists will receive editorial guidance and mentoring support to help them research, report and produce their stories.


Journalists must be:

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


Participants are required to upload:

  • 2 work samples
  • a letter from their editor consenting to the journalist’s participation in the programme and expressing willingness to publish/broadcast participant’s work.

DEADLINE: 25 April 2016

For more information,  visit Reporting Taboos.

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