The applications for the “Thomson Reuters Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery” training program have opened.
The workshop is taking place in Bankok, Thailand. It is a unique opportunity for the interested and aspiring journalists to work on their story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists and subject experts from reputed anti-trafficking charities. The workshop offers a combination of specialist expertise and hands-on training, with an emphasis on producing high-impact stories for widespread dissemination.
- Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund travel expenses and accommodation for participants traveling from outside Bangkok. This arrangement is subject to variation.
The applicants must meet the following requirements to participate in the Thomson Reuters Program
- They must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organizations in Thailand.
- Also, the course will be run in English and Thai. An interpreter will provide the Thai translation, however, the candidates must have a good level in spoken and written English.
- Along with that, applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country,
- Additionally, they must be a senior journalist with a minimum of three years’ professional experience
- However, the applicant that had been on the Thomson Reuters Foundation training program within the last two years, he/she will not be eligible to apply.
The advantages of attending the Thomson Reuters Training Program are
- The participants will develop a deep understanding of the scale, nature, and causes of the problem,
- They 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.
- They will discuss the role of media in raising awareness, reducing vulnerability and holding to account governments, law enforcement, and businesses.
- Furthermore, they will also learn to interact sensitively with traumatized survivors from getting past journalists’ own preconceived notions and stereotypes
The applicants must submit the following documents while applying
- 2 relevant work samples (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English if possible. For stories not in English. Also, they must include a 250-word English summary of the story.
- Also, a letter from their editor consenting to their participation in the program and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories
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