Winner revealed

The human stories behind the data crunch. Meiryum Ali from Pakistan is crowned our Thomson Foundation Young Journalist of 2019.





Busting the myths

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

Nowhere is that more relevant than in telling one of the biggest stories of our time – migration.

From Burkino Faso to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, we used our expertise in 2018 to encourage fair and balanced reporting on migrants, from their own perspective.



Journalism Now Scholar

Our journalism competition has been won by Kenya-based journalist, Thomas Mwiraria, who wrote about a poverty-related plague in sub-Saharan Africa.





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.







Stories on the small screen

Ugandan teens use smartphones to share life stories in an ambitious project by the foundation and UNICEF.




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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