Annual reviews 

2017 review: Supporting a younger generation

It was a year when the foundation reached a wider audience than ever before – in terms of country, age and occupation. The 2017 review shows that our universe now comprises all of those who participate in media – from professional journalists, to citizens seeking a voice for the public good and governmental, and non-governmental, organisations in search of the best ways to engage with media.

Crucial to the 2017 activity was the support of a younger generation of aspiring journalists and content creators. Download our annual review.

Smaller version of the review is also available here.

In this review

Extending our reach

Crucial to the 2017 activity was the support of a younger generation of aspiring journalists and content creators.

 

 

 

 

It was a year when the foundation reached a wider audience than ever before.

Lord Tom Chandos, chairman, Thomson Foundation
Redefining journalism training

In one of our boldest-ever initiatives, we rolled out our e-learning project for journalists worldwide – Journalism Now.

#TFJNow

 

 

In my course, I always make it clear that impartiality is important.

Jamal Osman, course leader, Channel 4 News Africa reporter
Youth takes centre stage

In the latest OPEN Media Hub project, we look at what life is really like for young people in 17 countries which border the EU on its eastern and southern sides.

 

 

 

 

We're seeing young people being creative and exercising their freedoms.

Anthony Headley, project lead, OPEN Media Hub
Tackling tensions and hate-speech

We've been working with journalists in the Muslim world to help them tackle challenges in reporting on tension and violence, whether conflict or acts of terrorism.

 

Deepening digital

Our project in Kazakhstan aims to smooth the lines of communication between journalists and government and other official bodies.

 

Young Journalist Award

Mariana Motrunych from Ukraine is remarkably matter-of-fact about her work uncovering the misdeeds of the powerful.

There was no time to think I was brave. I found a new strength.

Waad Al Kateab, citizen journalist reporting from Aleppo, Syria

  

African alumni achievements

The year brought growing success for many of our Africa alumni. We shared some of the stories showing their skill, courage and creativity.

 

As a refugee myself, I was tired of this injustice.

Farah Abdi, mobile journalism 2017 winner

 

 

Our annual reviews

Measuring up

In 2016 we were able to provide detailed external evidence of our achievements

Making headlines

Turning point: in 2015, we had undertaken more large-scale projects than ever before

Rewind to 2014

We helped to give journalists from more than 40 countries a clearer voice in 2014

We get around. Explore our project map