From Iraq to Sudan, South Africa and Sri Lanka, we relay examples of their work, and the invaluable skills learned from the Thomson Foundation which have helped them in their day-to-day jobs.
Our vision that everyone should have an honest, factual account of what is really happening in the world is of paramount importance in combating fake news and hate speech.
Nowhere is that more relevant than in telling one of the biggest stories of our time – migration.
It was a year when the foundation reached a wider audience than ever before.
The increased activity was driven by several factors. In one of our boldest-ever initiatives, we launched our e-learning portal, Journalism Now, with more than 1,600 enrolments from over 100 countries in the first two months.
In an age when funders want a more quantifiable impact, it is gratifying to have detailed external evidence of our achievements.
Such is the case in Sudan where, over a four-year period, we helped to improve the quality of reporting of 700 journalists from print, radio and TV.