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What's on at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month: Foundation CEO Monique Villa shares her 10 takeaways from the World Economic Forum in Davos; gets a makeover; and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism unveils its 2016 global predictions for the media industry.

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

Top ten takes from Davos

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos is widely regarded as the ultimate barometer of global trends. Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa participated in the event sharing her expertise on modern-day slavery and moderating a breakfast event on women in leadership. Read Monique’s blog on gender equality, her ten takeaways from Davos, and her interview with USA Today.

Media predictions for the year ahead

Exponential growth in video consumption, new immersive storytelling, and virtual reality. According to a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism these are some of the trends likely to shape the media industry in the next decade. The international study - conducted in 25 countries and among 130 digital media leaders - is part of an authoritative 8-part series identifying industry challenges and opportunities.

The new face of ‘trust’

You might have already noticed, but our portal has recently got a makeover. features a completely re-designed homepage providing better and faster access to all Foundation’s programmes. More changes are yet to come. As we expand our coverage of human trafficking and property rights stories, our news section will soon feature a brand new design. Watch this space.

Improve your reporting skills this year

We are running – and funding - some exciting new journalism courses this year. We are currently accepting applications for Elections Reporting (Manila 14-16 March); Trafficking and Slavery Reporting (Mumbai 11-15 April); Economic and Political Reporting (London & Brussels 10-23 April). Interested? Apply today. Did you know that each year we offer a wide range of different reporting courses worldwide? Find out more

Investigating illicit flows in Africa

Is Cape Verde on course to become a tax haven? In 2011, the country ratified a policy aiming at attracting more international companies. With support from the Thomson Reuters Foundation, two local news organisations exposed the policy's implications, highlighting potential risks of illicit flows. The investigation is part of the Foundation's Wealth of Nations programme, investigating how African economies lose large amounts of money when funds are moved out of the country.


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