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What's on at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: the Stop Slavery Award is launched at the Trust Women Conference, our editorial team wins three major media awards; and we unveil an exciting partnership with US documentary platform Global Perspectives.


This newsletter keeps you up to date with the latest news, events, and developments from our key programmes: free legal assistancemedia development and trainingcoverage of the world’s under-reported stories, and Trust Women.

A new initiative to fight slavery

Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa and Turner-Prize Winner Sculptor Anish Kapoor launched the Stop Slavery Award. The brand new initiative, announced at the conclusion of the Trust Women Conference, will honour corporations who are ‘best in class’, going above and beyond in ensuring their supply chains are free from bonded and forced labour. Designed by Anish Kapoor, the inaugural Stop Slavery Award will be presented at the next Trust Women Conference on November 30, 2016 in London.

Trust Women Actions

At Trust Women, speakers and delegates unveiled a number of strong commitments to further human rights. Among them: the Stop Slavery Award; a global data platform to fight slavery in supply chains; TrustLaw litigation for trafficking; and an initiative to boost literacy for 5 million women through mobile phones. You can read all Trust Women actions here. If you would like to offer your support you can email us here.

Catch up with Trust Women

Missed this year’s Trust Women? It was our best conference to date. Speakers shared some very powerful stories: emotional personal experiences, memorable anecdotes, and solid examples of best practices. You can catch up with Trust Women online. Watch the videos of each session, and check out the beautiful pictures.

Foundation wins three prestigious awards

The editorial team at the Thomson Reuters Foundation continues to receive international recognition for its coverage, winning three major media prizes in the past month. We were awarded the 2015 Asian Environmental Journalism Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting by a Media Organisation and received the GOLD medal for the 2015 United Nations Foundation Prize for print and broadcast media. The newly-appointed team at the Foundation-sponsored website Myanmar Now has also won a prestigious award which will be announced next month.

Films with an impact

We are happy to announce an exciting digital partnership with Global Perspectives, an online platform dedicated to short-form documentaries. Launched by KCETLink Media Group, the platform will now include short films produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Among them, Stateless, you don’t belong here. The story about the man who has no place to call home was nominated for the humanitarian development & journalism award.

Journalism making a difference in Liberia

Our Wealth of Nations programme does make a difference. In late October, a Liberian journalist taking part in the programme investigated the sudden termination of scholarship funding affecting dozens of students receiving financial support from Liberia's national oil company, NOCAL. As a result of his investigation, the students are now back at university. Find out what he uncovered and how his investigation evolved.

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