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What’s on at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we host a packed breakfast event at Davos to discuss slavery in supply chains; we take home a UN award for coverage of humanitarian issues; we announce a new award for coverage of food sustainability issues - with €10,000 up for grabs - and we unveil Trust Conference, Putting the Rule of Law Behind Human Rights.

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 Conference

Global Leaders Attend our Davos Breakfast Event

We brought the discussion about fighting forced labour in corporate supply chains to business leaders and policy-makers in Davos. Monique Villa, actress Gillian Anderson, and chairman of White & Case Hugh Verrier delivered keynote speeches. On our panel were senior executives from Unilever and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as well as Nick Kristof and Mike Posner. Watch highlights here.

Announcing Trust Conference

Trust Women was founded in 2012 to take action on women's rights and slavery. As we’ve grown, we have listened to all of you, and realised that together we have created a movement that goes way beyond just women’s rights. It’s about men, women and children’s rights. And it’s, more than ever, about taking action - that’s why we’re announcing that Trust Women has become Trust Conference, Putting the Rule of Law Behind Human Rights. Find out more.

Award Unveiled for Food Sustainability Reporting

Fancy winning €10,000 or having your worked published and distributed through the Reuters wires? The Foundation has teamed up with the Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition to launch the Food Sustainability Media Award, which aims to highlight the power of the media in raising awareness of global food systems, and recognise the journalists who do so. Interested? You can apply here.

Foundation Wins UN Award for Journalism

Foundation journalist Megan Rowling has won the bronze award in the United Nations Foundation Prize for print and broadcast media for coverage of humanitarian and development aspects of the UN and UN agencies ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit. She accepted the award at a ceremony attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon last month. Check out the package of stories here.

Spreading our Multimedia Reach

Beautifully shot documentaries, video clips, and stills produced by our multimedia team are now available to Reuters clients since our debut on Media Express this month. Videos cover women's rights, climate, trafficking, property rights, food, and humanitarian stories. Visit our video page today.

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