Application Due Date: 11 th March 2019

Thomson Reuters Fou ndation’s one-week Reporting on Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery in Kolkata is a distinct opportunity for reporters in India to get useful abilities and understanding and deal with your story concepts with assistance from knowledgeable Thomson Reuters Structure reporters and subject professionals from reputed anti-trafficking charities.

Dates: 01 April– 05 April|Place: Kolkata, India
Program: Reporting on Trafficking and Slavery

The international sell people is larger today than at any time in history. Price quotes of the varieties of individuals captured in contemporary slavery differ from 21 million to 36 million in a market worth more than $150 billion in unlawful earnings a year. The world’s refugee crisis now includes 68 million individuals displaced from their houses, a record high. It is among the greatest stories of our time. Yet a great deal of reporting on trafficking and required labour is stuck in cliché, misconception and misunderstanding. It typically does not have nuanced understanding of the reasons for the scourge and the tools to fi ght it.

With assistance from the C&A Structure, the workshop provides a mix of specialist competence and hands-on training, with a focus on producing high-impact stories for extensive dissemination.

In addition to coming away with a deep understanding of the scale, nature and reasons for the issue, individuals will find out about efforts to set international requirements for combating contemporary slavery, consisting of basic conventions, worldwide instruments and a brand-new, lawfully binding procedure that needs nations to take genuine action.

They will go over the function of media in raising awareness, decreasing vulnerability and holding to account federal governments, police and organisations. Guests will take a look at ingenious techniques to eliminating trafficking and required labour and reporting on migration and scrutinise the mission for incorporated policy actions throughout borders.

A significant focus will be on the principles of reporting slavery, from how to connect sensitively with traumatised survivors to surpassing reporters’ own presumptions and stereotypes. We will cover security problems, especially when it pertains to handling sources and reporting on organised criminal activity.

This is a chance to select the brains of press reporters who have actually done remarkable investigative work or ground-breaking reportage that has actually altered policy, provoked public protest or brought traffickers to justice. Guests will likewise hang around with professionals and those at the coal face of the anti-slavery motion and migration crisis, consisting of some who have actually been trafficked themselves and gone on to assist others move from “victims” to “survivors”.


Candidates need to be Indian full-time reporters or.
routine factors to transmit media organisations in India.
Candidates need to have the ability to show a dedication to a profession in.
journalism in their nation, need to be a senior reporter with a minimum.
of 3 years’ expert experience and have a great level in spoken.
and composed English.If you have actually been on a Thomson Reuters Structure.
training program within the last 2 years you will not be qualified to.


Thomson Reuters Structure can money travel expenditures.
and lodging for individuals taking a trip from outdoors Kolkata.
This plan undergoes variation. If you have any concerns.
please e-mail:


When using you will be asked to submit the following files– please have these all set:.

  • 2 pertinent work samples (optimum file size.
    5 MB)– in English if possible. For stories not in English, please.
    consist of a 250- word English summary about the story.
  • A.
    letter from your editor granting your involvement in the.
    program and devoting to publish/broadcast resulting stories

Please note you will be asked to send several story.
concepts within your application. We will not share your concepts with.

If you have any troubles using, please e-mail

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