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Our 2018 annual review, where crucial to our activity was the truthful telling of stories, free from prejudice and preconceptions.



Commonwealth Digital Challenge

We're giving promising young and tech-savvy entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth the chance to have their big ideas embraced, supported and developed.

If you have an innovative way to improve media through the use of technology, enter the Commonwealth Digital Challenge.

Deadline extended! You now have until 17th May.



Latest in migration

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







Equipping modern journalists

Sign up to Journalism Now for exclusive access to live training, mentoring sessions and courses designed and led by industry experts.





Looking for the Truth

Photography exhibition in Beirut concludes a successful photojournalism and documentary training programme.





Journalism Now is a hugely exciting project offering a unique and interactive learning experience for journalists.

Chris Birkett, key expert and former deputy head, Sky News



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
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