Finalists revealed

A new generation of journalists are shining a light on uneasy truths. See all of the shortlisted entrants for our Young Journalist Award 2017.

New competition

A competition has been launched aimed at providing young and aspiring media managers from the Commonwealth with the skills and tools necessary to help their organisations face the digital challenges in their countries.

The competition is a new venture by the Elizabeth R Media Fund and Thomson Foundation. Competition closes November 3rd, 2017.

Thomson Foundation let me experience London's finest newsrooms, which led to my appointment at CNN.

Yusuf Omar, Thomson Foundation 2016 summer course participant and social reporter, CNN

 

 

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 is 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). An estimated 3,000 regional journalists are taking part in the project.

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

Tetyan Dovgan, Doba TV

Journalism guides

Whether you are an editor organising your newsroom to report on an election or a journalist covering the civilians caught in the middle of a conflict, we offer a need-to-know checklist of good journalism practice. 

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