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What's On at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we announce the shortlist to the first-ever Stop Slavery Awards; we unveil an exciting new corporate training offering; we reveal the hidden connection between child marriage and climate change; we honour journalists on the frontlines; and take you inside the world's five biggest slums.

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.

Apple, Tesco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Shortlisted for Stop Slavery Award

Apple, Tesco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and NXP Semiconductors are amongst the global brands shortlisted for the inaugural Stop Slavery Award. Corporations of all sizes applied for this first-of-its-kind recognition awarding businesses that have tried very hard to clean their supply chains of forced labour. The winners will be announced on November 30 at the Trust Women Conference in London. Want to attend the ceremony? Contact monika.holc@thomsonreuters.com.

100 Training Solutions for You

Digital technology has radically transformed the way we communicate. Are you keeping up to speed? Fear not. We got you covered. We are happy to unveil our biggest ever corporate communications training offering. With over 100 courses to choose from, including mobile journalism, crisis management and public speaking, our trainers will have the perfect solution for you. Check out our 2017 course catalogue here.

Child Marriage and Climate: What’s the Link?

Would you ever have thought that climate change and child marriage were intimately connected?  We partnered with TakePart media to produce a powerful mini-documentary that sheds light on the little-known link between the two. The film follows two teenage girls who are forced to become child brides in Bangladesh, one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, after their families' farms and livelihoods are lost due to river erosion. Watch the video here.

Honouring Journalists on the Frontlines

This month, the Foundation hosted the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund Awards at the Thomson Reuters building in London. Named after journalist Kurt Schork, who died while on assignment for Reuters, the Awards honour a freelance journalist covering international news and a reporter working in the developing world. At the event, we also announced the launch of a new Award for Fixers. You can find out more about this year’s winners here. Applications for next year’s Awards close on May 31.

Social Entrepreneurship: the Hot Spots

Last month, we announced the launch of our annual poll ranking the best places to be a social entrepreneur. This month, we dug deeper into its findings, looking at some of the global hotspots identified through the research. Together with our partners at Deutsche Bank and UnLtd, we held a networking event and panel discussion exploring what London, Berlin, Santiago, Hong Kong, and Nairobi are doing right, and what they could do better. Read more.

Inside the World’s Five Biggest Slums

This month, PLACE, the Foundation’s news portal for land and property rights, launched a five-part series looking at the world’s biggest slums. Using exclusive drone footage, interviews and reportage, these fully-immersive stories take readers inside the slums of Mumbai, Cape Town, Mexico City, Karachi, and Nairobi, showing the lives of residents, their challenges and their hope for  the future. Check out the investigation here.

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