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The power of truth

This is the theme of our 2019 annual review, a testament to our alumni and competition winners who report fearlessly from some of the world's toughest datelines.

From Iraq to Sudan, South Africa and Sri Lanka, we relay examples of their work, and the invaluable skills learned from the Thomson Foundation which have helped them in their day-to-day jobs.

 

 

Latest in Covid-19

These are difficult times and we will continue to work with journalists around the world to ensure they are able to get their reporting right. Get help and resources here

 

 

 

 

Capturing change

When protesters pour into the streets, journalists are among the first responders. But what are the strategies for safely covering protests?

  

 

 

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Taking shots

Photojournalists remain crucial to our understanding of world events, providing us with front-row views that would otherwise be inaccessible. 

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Migration stories

The mass movement of people has become one of the biggest stories of our time. We aim to foster constructive and solutions-based journalism that deals with migration.

   

 

 

I especially like how the Journalism Now online courses feature views from a wide range of journalists or media organisations.

Imani, South Africa

 

 

Project map

  

Our interactive project map reflects our work in more than 100 countries. The map tells the story of training journalists from the South Pacific islands of Tonga and Samoa, to Sudan, Mongolia and across 17 of the countries bordering the European Union.

Individual projects are outlined in brief, with fast facts, video content and an image gallery, so that the breadth and depth of the foundation’s work is conveyed in an instant.

 

  

Major projects

   

The migration crisis, post-truth politics, Ukraine conflict, international terrorism, the war in Syria; there has never been a more important time for accurate and balanced news. Since 2016 the Thomson Foundation, supported by the European Union, has been at the heart of the issues, delivering its biggest ever project, the OPEN Media Hub. 

Europe needs to understand more about the real situation of neighbourhood countries.

David Quin, director of development, Thomson Foundation

 

 

   

The Building Media Capacity programme in Sudan has helped to train 500 journalists since its launch. The foundation also mentors 210 selected journalists who pass on their knowledge to colleagues. The project is underpinning a strong, well-educated and informed media which will play a crucial part in building the Sudan of the future.

Being part of the media project has given me a new perspective.

Entisar Omer, news editor, National Radio

 

 

   

Regional Voices focused on addressing social tensions resulting from the conflict in Ukraine through better, more ethically balanced coverage of the issues that affect those who have been forced to leave their homes, the internally displaced persons (IDPs). Nearly 2,000 regional journalists took part in the project.

Local journalists from IDPs host communities should adhere to ethical norms and standards.

Tetyan Dovgan, Doba TV
We get around. Explore our project map