Thomson Reuters Foundation Workshop “Reporting Taboos” for Journalists

Deadline: 25 April 2016
Open to: journalists working for domestic media in developing countries or countries in transition
Venue: 11-15 July 2016, London, UK


The Thomson Reuters Foundation is hosting the workshop “Reporting Taboo” from 11-15 July 2016 in London. The workshop will cover how to report on sensitive issues in an impartial way. Topics include story conception and planning; interviewing techniques; finding multiple sources to speak about sensitive issues; and more.

Participants will be asked to submit and develop story ideas which will be the focus of the programme. There will be an intensive workshop in London during which the participating journalists will develop and refine their story ideas and pitch them to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning editorial team.


  • Journalists working for domestic media in a developing country or country in political transition;
  • Motivation to report on sensitive issues in an impartial way;
  • Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online;
  • Journalists must be fluent in English and must have a minimum of one year’s experience and working full-time for a media organisation (freelancers are eligible).


Travel and subsistence costs will be covered.

How to apply?

You can apply using the application form below. You will be asked to upload:

  • 2 work samples (maximum file size 5 MB);
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories;
  • You will also be asked to provide a story idea, concerning a topic that is rarely reported on in your country.

To apply for the programme, click here

For more information, please visit the official website.

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