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Workshop on Reporting Rural Poverty & Agricultural Development by Thomson Reuters Foundation [Philippines; Sept 19-22]: Apply by Aug 19

By: Mrinaal | 17 Aug 2019 6:11 PM

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is committed to fostering the highest standards of journalism worldwide. We believe accurate, impartial and independent journalism leads to better-informed societies. It holds power to account, strengthens the rule of law and contributes to economic and social development.

About the Workshop

In order to ensure the daily issues faced by rural poor people and their communities are acknowledged, it is vital that their stories are heard and their voices are amplified.  With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the specialised UN agency, we will bring together journalists from across Asia to attend this workshop that will help to enable journalists to better tell the story of rural development.  

The course will build expertise and increase familiarity and knowledge of issues faced by rural communities, help journalists to present new viewpoints, promote discussion and dialogue on how small-scale agriculture can respond to the growing demand for food and on the essential need to support rural transformation and smallholder agriculture.

Journalists will have the opportunity to attend visit sites in the field, meet subject matter experts, and rural development stakeholders.

Who can Apply

Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to a media organisation. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, and should have at least two years’ professional experience.

Professional evidence of interest in the field of rural peoples’ issues and development is desirable.

How to Apply

To apply online, click here.


Thomson Reuters Foundation, through IFAD funding and support, offers full bursaries for journalists from Asia countries working for established media organisations. Bursaries would include air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation, local transfers and meals.

The cost of visa and any other related costs will be the responsibility of the participant. This arrangement is subject to variation.

Application Deadline

August 19, 2019



For more information, click here.



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