How to apply
Step 1: Click here to access the online application form. You must complete and submit this form before the application deadline.
Step 2: After completing the form, you must send us the following documents:
These must be sent to TRFmedia@thomsonreuters.com with the subject line: 'Illicit finance journalism application'.
The deadline for submitting the application form and documents is 28th July 2014.
FOR MEDIA ORGANISATIONS AND NEWSROOMS
We are looking to work with independent media organisations based anywhere in Africa to help them become 'flagship' centres for the investigation of illicit finance and tax abuse.
We would like to establish relationships with media organisations that are motivated to report on and investigate these issues. Newsrooms will have access to bespoke in-house training and consultancy from a range of experts, including current and former Reuters journalists and editors.
We also wish to learn from what newsrooms in Africa are already doing and share best practice across borders.
The support we offer is broad, encompassing hands-on journalism and investigative techniques, management of newsrooms and investigations, and business models. We take a collaborative approach, working closely with media organisations to identify their needs and build on their strengths.
We would like to hear from media organisations which are:
Producing strong journalism on finance/business
Producing or working on investigations – or motivated to do so
Currently financially stable – or have good prospects of achieving stability
We invite representatives of eligible media organisations to send expressions of interest to TRFmedia@thomsonreuters.com with the subject line: 'Illicit finance media organisation application'. Please address the following points:
There is a rolling deadline for expressions of interest from media organisations – they may be submitted at any time. However, we encourage interested organisations to contact us as soon as possible because a limited number of media organisations will be able to engage in the programme.
Thomson Reuters Foundation is working with the following organisations on this project:
African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) - based in Uganda
Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) - based in South Africa
Institut Superieur de l'Information et de la Communication (ISIC) - based in Morocco
International Institute for ICT Journalism