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Course on Reporting on Migration by Thomson Reuters Foundation [Cambodia; Apr 27-May 1]: Apply by Mar 16

By: Mrinaal | 06 Feb 2020 5:10 PM
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Migration and the global trade in human beings is bigger today than at any time in history. Estimates of the numbers of people caught in modern slavery vary from 21 million to 36 million in an industry worth more than $150 billion in illegal profits a year. The world’s refugee crisis now involves 68 million people displaced from their homes, a record high.It’s one of the biggest stories of our time. Yet a lot of reporting on trafficking and forced labour is mired in cliché, myth and misconception. It often lacks nuanced understanding of the causes of the scourge and the tools to fight it.

Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting on Migration course in Phnom Penh is a unique chance for journalists in Cambodia to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on your story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters journalists.

Who can Apply

Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organisations in Cambodia. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must be a senior journalist with a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English

How to Apply

When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents – please have these ready:

  • 2 relevant work samples (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English if possible. For stories not in English, please include a 250-word English summary about the story.
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories

Please note you will be asked to submit one or more story ideas within your application. The migration story has already been well covered so we will look for journalists with ideas that approach the issue from a new angle. We will not share your ideas with anyone.

To apply online, click here.

Funding

Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund  travel expenses and accommodation for participants travelling from outside Phnom Penh. This arrangement is subject to variation.

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Contact

Email: trfmedia@thomsonreuters.com

For more information, click here.

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