Funding brief: Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting on Migration course in Dhaka is a unique chance for journalists in Bangladesh to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on your story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters journalists.
With support from the C&A Foundation, the workshop offers a combination of specialist expertise and hands-on training, with an emphasis on producing high-impact stories for widespread dissemination.
As well as coming away with a deep understanding of the scale, nature and causes of the problem, participants 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. Attendees will look at innovative approaches to fighting trafficking and forced labor and scrutinize the quest for integrated policy responses across borders.
A major focus will be on the ethics of reporting slavery, from how to interact sensitively with traumatized survivors to getting past journalists’ own preconceived notions and stereotypes. We will cover safety issues, particularly when it comes to dealing with sources and reporting on organized crime.
This is an opportunity to pick the brains of reporters who have done extraordinary investigative work or groundbreaking reportage that has changed policy, provoked public outcry or brought traffickers to justice. Attendees will also spend time with experts and those at the coal face of the anti-slavery movement, including some who have been trafficked themselves and gone on to help others move from “victims” to “survivors”.
Donor Name: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Funding name: Reporting Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
Deadline: 03rd, January
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund travel expenses and accommodation for participants travelling from outside Dhaka.
Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A
Eligible organization: As below
Eligibility: Applicants must be in full-time journalists or regular contributors to broadcast media organizations in Bangladesh. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must be a senior journalist with a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English. If you have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years you will not be eligible to apply.
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
● When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents – please have these ready:
2 relevant work samples (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English if possible. For stories not in English, please include a 250-word English summary about the story.
A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories
Please note you will be asked to submit one or more story ideas within your application. They will not share your ideas with anyone.
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