Will Church

Head of Journalism and Media Programmes

Will oversees the Media Freedom and Media Development work of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information company. In just over ten years at the Foundation, Will has helped to develop this team from a purely training organisation into comprehensive media industry support programme. This work now spans three core focus areas, namely Media for Democracy and Development – focusing on the role media plays holding power to account; the Safety or Journalists – be that legal, physical or digital, and; the Future of Journalism – from research to sustainability. He overseas a portfolio of projects and strategic relationships around the world he has led programmes in over 60 countries, from Zimbabwe, to Russia to Brazil, with partners ranging from multilateral organisations, foundations and private institutions, to government agencies, NGOs and media companies. Before he was at the Foundation he worked in operations at a production company, and studied geography and geopolitics.

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