Friday, July 18, 2014

New Thomson Reuters Foundation Media Program to Investigate Illicit Finance, Tax Abuse

Thomson Reuters Foundation Seeks Applications from African Media for Illicit Finance Training and Assistance Program by July 28th

Are you an ambitious journalist in Africa with an interest in probing illicit finance, money laundering, and tax related abuses? Or, perhaps, you represent an outstanding, independent media organization based in Africa with a desire and reputation for exposing financial crime and corruption? Either way, the Thomson Reuters Foundation is launching a new three-year programassisting African media on the reporting of illicit finance and tax abuse, and they are hoping that you will apply.  According to the TR Foundation:

Illicit financial flows are a major problem for Africa.  GFI research finds that (in constant 2005 U.S. dollars) Sub-Saharan Africa suffered US$419.1 billion in illicit outflows between 2002-2011.  Indeed, as a percent of GDP,  Africa suffered higher illicit financial outflows than any other region in the world.

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