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What's On at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we take you inside India’s mica mines for an exclusive investigation into child labour; CEO Monique Villa talks to Voice of America about combating slavery; and we launch our first-ever digital news training course. Plus, don’t miss the chance to secure your discounted ticket for the Trust Women conference.

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

Dying for the Price of Make-Up

This month, we expose the hidden horrors of India’s illegal mica mines - where children as young as five mine a crystal used in a wide range of products including lipsticks and mobile phones. Our investigation revealed seven children had recently been killed while sourcing mica, and their deaths had been systematically covered up. Our multimedia investigation was used by news outlets around the world, from the Hindustan of India, to Newsweek and the Daily Mail, and the New York Times and Fox News. Read it and share it on social media.

Monique Villa on Voice of America

Our CEO Monique Villa sat down in the Washington D.C. studios of Voice of America for a 30 minute discussion on modern day slavery. Her radio interview with Carol Castiel, host of “Press Conference USA,” highlighted the danger of forced labour in the supply chain and the actions taken by Trust Women to combat slavery. The show was broadcast 16 times to a global audience and is now a featured podcast. Listen to it here.

Awarding Pro Bono

Could you be a winner? As every year, we are awarding the most impactful pro bono legal projects and lawyers within our TrustLaw network. Monique Villa will be leading the event. She will be joined by guest speaker Cyrus R. Vance Jr., New York County District Attorney, and master of ceremonies, Nicole Young from CBS' 60 Minutes. Learn more about the nominees and cast your vote for the Lawyer of the Year Award. The sixth annual TrustLaw Awards ceremony will take place on on September 22 in New York at 6pm. If you’d like to attend, please contact us.

Unleashing the Power of Digital News

Digital technology has transformed the nature of news reporting. Media companies - big and small - want to harness its power to remain competitive. But how can journalists with limited resources get the most out of it? To answer this question we ran a dedicated training course specifically tailored to news outlets in developing countries. Eight participants from Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Botswana and Nigeria attended the two-day workshop which drew on the authoritative insights of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism's Digital News Report.

Trust Women: Get Your 10% Discount, It’s the Last Chance

Want to join changemakers, get inspired and take action to empower women and fight slavery? Join us at Trust Women on Nov 30 and Dec 1 this year. Confirmed speakers include Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Kailash Satyarthi, and Muhammad Yunus, Turner Prize Winner Anish Kapoor, and Medecins Sans Frontieres International President Joanne Liu. Check the full speakers list here and follow Trust Women on Twitter. Secure your ticket before Aug 31 to save 10% - it’s the last chance to get a discount.

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