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Migration continues to top international headlines as one of the most pressing issues of our time. In 2017, according to UNHCR, over 68 million people were forced from their homes, fleeing conflict, persecution and poverty. 25 million of those were refugees.
Yet in spite of the prevalence of stories on migration across the international media, covering this topic has been a challenge for journalists, editors and media organisations. A culture of misinformation driven by fake news, negative stereotyping and sensationalism has led to an increasingly polarised landscape around this topic.
With sessions led by experts, policy makers, journalists and editors, this 4-day training is a unique opportunity for journalists to delve deep into the root causes and knock-on effects of migration, examining at the same time how the media has reacted to one of the greatest global challenges today.
In practical workshops and discussion sessions, participants will learn best practices on how to report on migration and will also be exposed to new and innovative multimedia approaches to develop their storytelling skills. With guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters Foundation trainers, participants will be expected to develop and pitch their ideas with the intention of later publication.
We are seeking applications from journalists with minimum five years’ experience from a range of outlets and disciplines. Editors and freelancers are also encouraged to apply.
Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online
Journalists must be fluent in English
Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund travel expenses and accommodation for participants travelling from outside Colombia. This arrangement is subject to variation. If you have any questions please email: TRFMedia@thomsonreuters.com
When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents - please have these ready:
Two links to relevant work samples
A story pitch of 250 words