Equality and Tolerance

We work with journalists to make sure issues that can be perceived as controversial or divisive are covered fairly and with impartiality, recognising the role the news media plays in giving people a voice.

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The world is full of examples of social upheaval and under-reported suffering caused by misunderstandings, intolerance towards others or cultural pressures. These issues could relate to LGBT communities, FGM practices, modern day slavery, women's rights, or simply disagreements and misconceptions across regions or borders.  

We believe the news media is in a unique position to have a positive impact in many of these areas, and are running a number of programmes that demonstrate real impact.
Programmes
  • 'Perspektivy' - cross border journalism in the Russian speaking world

    Perspektivy aims to strengthen journalism in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to advance regional expertise on under-reported issues, and to contribute to mutual international understanding.

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  • Reporting Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

    We provide journalists across the world with the necessary knowledge and skills to produce reports and undertake investigations exposing human trafficking and modern slavery.

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  • Reporting Women

    Women are under-represented in the media and news coverage frequently reinforces gender stereotypes. High quality reporting of women's issues can empower societies, and improve the lives of women.

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  • Covering Religion

    Reporting on religion with authority and sensitivity is critical to covering some of the world's biggest stories. Effective coverage is a challenge for most major newsrooms. We work with journalists to help them report authoritatively wherever religion is part of the story.

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  • Reporting Taboo

    In many countries, there are topics that news media rarely, if ever, report on. And yet these issues can affect millions of people - including the most vulnerable people. Such issues need to be covered in an accurate, impartial manner, which includes the views of all parties involved. The Thomson Reuters Foundation provides training, mentoring and editorial support to assist journalists who are covering stories at the margins of our societies. 

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