Our 2020 annual review looks at how we were able to help journalists across the globe cover this momentous story responsibly and safely.
At the same time, we were able to honour commitments to deliver all our contracted programmes. The key to this was innovation.
Investigate local environmental stories and their possible links to climate change.
Cover environmental stories and address climate change in a way that engages audiences.
Learn how to stay safe online and when facing physical threats and intimidation.
"Pandemics, power cuts and vast distances will never be able to stop people wanting to learn and make their world a better place" – Derek Ivens, Thomson Foundation trainer
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.