Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery in Kolkata is a unique chance for journalists in India to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on your story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists and subject experts from reputed anti-trafficking charities.
With support from the C&A Foundation, the workshop offers a combination of specialist expertise and hands-on training, with an emphasis on producing high-impact stories for widespread dissemination.
As well as coming away with a deep understanding of the scale, nature, and causes of the problem, participants will learn about efforts to set global standards for combating modern slavery, including fundamental conventions, international instruments and a new, legally binding protocol that requires countries to take real action.
- Applicants must be Indian full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organizations in India.
- 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.
- If you have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training program within the last two years you will not be eligible to apply.
Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund travel expenses and accommodation for participants traveling from outside Kolkata. This arrangement is subject to variation.
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 program and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories.
- To apply online, click here.
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