News and features
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1 February 2017
Thomson Foundation has once again teamed up with RTÉ MojoCon Ireland to launch its third mobile journalism competition. Works will be judged by an expert panel who will be looking for a feature story or news report shot and edited entirely on a mobile device, which excites, intrigues and surprises them and demonstrates impact and creativity.
24 January 2017
Three women took the honours in the annual competition for journalists who have been trained by the Sudan Media Capacity Building Project.
16 December 2016
Looks Like Home, a documentary uncovering the human stories of the conflict in the east of Ukraine, was presented by Thomson Foundation and Hromadske.Ua during a charity pre-release screening in a Kyiv cinema in Ukraine. The film features the personal accounts of three internally displaced people (IDPs) who became hostages of the ongoing conflict and were forced to flee their homes.
8 December 2016
Journalists have an important job in speaking up for those that have been displaced. Two years into the internally displaced persons (IDP) crisis in the east of Ukraine, which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of people being displaced, reporting on the human stories has decreased in quantity but the quality of reporting from media outlets has increased.
30 November 2016
Yousra Elbagir, a freelance reporter from Sudan, has won the 2016 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award.Yousra came ahead of two other finalists " Salman Yousafzai, a journalist for New Lens Pakistan and Dawn.com and Zimbabwean Ancillar Mangena, writing for Forbes African Magazine " following scrutiny of an initial entry list of more than 100 from 42 countries.
2 November 2016
Thomson Foundation has honoured the support it receives from media partners in helping to improve the skills of journalists worldwide. A reception to thank the media organisations was held in the River Room, the principal state room of the House of Lords, bringing together some of the best of British media
19 October 2016
"If I could watch news reports like this on Ukrainian TV news I'd buy back my television!" " the comments of Irina Bulysheva after watching work produced by journalists at a Thomson Foundation training course in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro.
10 October 2016
Yousra Elbagir, a young journalist currently based in Khartoum, Sudan, and one of this year's Thomson Foundation Young Journalist FPA Award finalists, talks about the perceptions of Africa in international media and the radical beauty queen taking on the Sudanese regime.
10 October 2016
Salman Yousafzai, a finalist for this year's Thomson Foundation Young Journalist FPA Award, talks about reporting from Peshawar in Pakistan, a city that feels under siege. Everyone here, he says, has been affected by terrorism.
10 October 2016
Ancillar Mangena, finalist of the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award 2016, grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, before moving to South Africa with her mother where she studied journalism at the University of Johannesburg. After reading a piece she wrote for a local community paper, Ancillar was approached by the editor of Forbes Africa magazine where she now works.