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What's on at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we're taking the fight against slavery to the U.S. with Trust Conference / America Forum; we announce the Action Circle; we help launch the first-ever platform dedicated to resilience practitioners; we make our debut on Apple News; we offer you a chance to win €10,000; and we train female journalists to report on women’s issues in Saudi Arabia.


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 news, and Trust Conference.

Register for Trust Conference / America Forum

Does data security eclipse the need for privacy? How do corporations take steps to rid their supply chains from forced labour? These and other issues will be discussed by leading experts in the field anti-trafficking and slavery at the Foundation’s inaugural Trust Conference / America Forum, held in Washington DC on April 25. Speakers include Cindy McCain, Chair of the McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council, Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, and Cyrus Vance Jr., New York County District Attorney. Spaces for complimentary tickets are limited. View the full agenda and register your interest here.

Join the Foundation’s Action Circle

To mark our launch of the Action Circle, our global philanthropic network dedicated to accelerating the impact of the Thomson Reuters Foundation around the world, we hosted 120 guests at the UK premiere screening of I Am Jane Doe, a documentary by film producer Mary Mazzio focused on the underage survivors of sex trafficking on Backpage.com. If you’re interested in joining individuals and organisations who share our vision, values and commitment to action, you can do so in many ways. Just get in touch.

Announcing the Launch of Zilient

In an exciting first, we partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation to launch the first-of-its-kind platform dedicated to resilience practitioners. Zilient brings together stories on how communities around the world are protecting themselves against the disasters of the future, such as climate change, rapid urbanisation, epidemics and conflict, as well as connecting individuals and teams working in the global resilience field. Stories are written by the Foundation’s own journalists and resilience experts all over the world.

Our Stories on Apple News

Want instant access to the Foundation’s latest news stories? Our editorial team’s in-depth coverage of under-reported issues around the world is now live on Apple News. Just download the Apple News app onto your phone or tablet, select Thomson Reuters Foundation News and all our top stories on issues ranging from anti-slavery and trafficking, to women’s rights, property rights and the human impact of climate change will appear directly into your news feed, no matter where you are. Check out our dedicated news site.

Your chance to win €10,000

1.3 billion tons of edible food is wasted every year - that’s four times the amount needed to feed the 795 million undernourished people around the world. Are you passionate about food sustainability issues? Could you bring them to life through a written piece, photography or a video? Whether you’re an established journalist or emerging talent, we want to see your work. But with only six weeks left until the closing date for submissions to our Food Sustainability Media Award, you’ll need to act fast. Enter here, and you could win €10,000 or see your work published by Reuters.

Training Female Reporters in Saudi Arabia

In a new partnership with Al Waleed Philanthropies, we trained nine Saudi women writers and journalists prior to the launch of their first-ever conference on “The evolving role of women in Saudi Arabia”. The five-day course, held in Riyadh earlier this month, covered topics including the essentials of writing compelling news reports and features and correcting stereotypes. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive, with one participant saying the course confirmed her decision to embark on a career in journalism.

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