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AlertNet is the world’s premier source of independent humanitarian news and information.

Set up in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the service covers wars, natural disasters, the human impact of climate change and health emergencies, including many of the “forgotten” crises that don’t make the headlines of mainstream media. Its audience includes aid workers, journalists, policymakers, researchers, the general public and communities caught up in crises.

AlertNet has received a slew of awards and accolades, including an EMMY nomination and commendations at the prestigious Online Media Awards – for “best designed site” and “best video journalism”.


TrustLaw is both the ultimate global hub for free legal assistance, and a news and information centre on anti-corruption and women’s rights issues.

Free legal assistance is provided through TrustLaw Connect, the multiple award-winning service that connects the best law firms around the world with high-impact NGOs and social enterprises in need of legal help.

Since its launch in 2010 TrustLaw Connect membership almost doubled, exceeding 1,100 members and spreading the practice of pro bono worldwide. Our network of law firms now extends to countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Fiji, Paraguay, Uganda, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Turkey.


Trust Media is the media development service of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. We offer courses aimed at journalists and communication professionals providing them with the necessary skills to report objective, unbiased and accurate news.

Since 1983 TrustMedia trained over 11,000 journalists across 115 countries. We also worked, and continue to work with journalists and media organisations to create innovative platforms to deliver objective, trusted information to citizens of countries experiencing or emerging from political upheaval. In October 2011, in the aftermath of the Egyptian Revolution, the Thomson Reuters Foundation developed and launched Aswat Masriya, an independent news website which quickly established itself as a mainstream source of unbiased information.