Transgender candidates now running for Pakistan's parliament, Vietnamese child brides sold for “less than the price of a buffalo” in China, Ghanian youths and the alarming rate of drug abuse, and judges soliciting bribes to release detainees from Liberia’s prisons. These are among the stories that have made the shortlist for the 2018 Young Journalist Award.
Journalism Now is a hugely exciting project offering a unique and interactive learning experience.
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.
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.
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.