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What's On at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we give you an inside look into coping with life after Boko Haram; TrustLaw helps a local NGO to police cyberspace and fight sex crimes in India; we announce more world-renowned speakers at Trust Conference; we receive a double nomination for the Charity Times Awards; and a newly debuted play about our colleague Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's imprisonment in Iran is met with rave reviews.

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.

Coping With Life After Boko Haram

This month, our news team gives you rare access to the men and women who have just escaped from Boko Haram’s forest stronghold and are being rehabilitated by the NEEM Foundation in Maiduguri, Northern Nigeria. "For some people, their coping skill is keeping busy. We always encourage them to do something," said NEEM Foundation Executive Director and former Trust Conference speaker Dr. Fatima Akilu. Read the full multimedia feature here.

Policing cyberspace to fight sex crimes in India

Pro bono lawyers from India, Canada and the US have joined forces through TrustLaw to support a leading anti-trafficking non-profit in its quest to stop the distribution of images and videos of sexual violence in India. The project was instigated at the request of Sunitha Krishnan, Founder of Prajwala, a rape survivor herself. The international team will be supporting Prajwala ahead of a hearing with India’s Supreme Court this February. Find out more.

More Speakers Confirmed at Trust Conference

Our annual Trust Conference gathers some of the world’s most renowned activists under one roof for two days packed with insight and action. High-profile Bahraini activist Maryam Khawaja and ethical fashion leader Livia Firth will be amongst the speakers joining us on the main stage. Check out the full speaker list and don’t miss your chance to register online or email

Double UK Charity Times Nomination

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has been nominated for the UK Charity Times Awards under the category of 'Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £10 million'. Our Chief Operating Officer, Antonio Zappulla, has also been nominated for 'Supporting Executive of the Year'. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at the prestigious Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.

Rave Reviews for ‘Looking for Mummy: Nazanin's Story’

A new play by Emi Howell portraying Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s ongoing imprisonment in Iran has been met with rave reviews following its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month. Described as ‘entertaining and inspiring’ by The Independent, the play highlights the plight of Nazanin, who is a Thomson Reuters Foundation staff member, and her family, separated between the UK and Iran for more than 500 days. Stay up to date with the latest from the Free Nazanin Campaign.

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