Independent media plays a key role in reporting conflict and security, and identifying threats before they emerge. This programme stimulates collaboration between journalists and researchers and assists them to uncover major security challenges.
As global threats of escalating conflict and deteriorating stability emerge, both journalists and academic researchers play a vital role in documenting these situations and examining causes and consequences. They can also play a role in helping to prevent instability, by drawing attention to countries and regions that are beginning to deteriorate and highlighting potential crises before they spiral out of control.
In 2016 the Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Stanley Foundation and Gerda Henkel Stiftung, launched Uncovering Security with the aim of supporting journalists and researchers to uncover emerging threats and bring these stories to a wide audience.
This programme’s innovation is the focus on collaborations between journalists and researchers. We foster collaboration which are ‘more than the sum of their parts’, in which both journalists and researchers benefit from exposure to the other’s approach, techniques and networks.
These collaborations are formed in a StoryLab, the first of which took place in London in 2016. The StoryLab is a three-day event bringing together journalists and researchers and helping them to conceive joint projects. The programme also feature funding and ongoing editorial support for selected projects.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is committed to fostering the highest standards of journalism worldwide. We believe accurate, impartial and independent journalism leads to better-informed societies. It holds power to account, strengthens the rule of law and contributes to economic and social development.Find out more