Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applications for its Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.

Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery in Hyderabad is a unique chance for journalists in India to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on their story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists and subject experts from reputed anti-trafficking charities.

The workshop offers a combination of specialist expertise and hands-on training, with an emphasis on producing high-impact stories for widespread dissemination.

As well as coming away with a deep understanding of the scale, nature and causes of the problem, participants will learn about efforts to set global standards for combating modern slavery, including fundamental conventions, international instruments and a new, legally binding protocol that requires countries to take real action.

A major focus will be on the ethics of reporting slavery, from how to interact sensitively with traumatised survivors to getting past journalists’ own preconceived notions and stereotypes. They will cover safety issues, particularly when it comes to dealing with sources and reporting on organised crime.

This is an opportunity to pick the brains of reporters who have done extraordinary investigative work or ground-breaking reportage that has changed policy, provoked public outcry or brought traffickers to justice. Attendees will also spend time with experts and those at the coal face of the anti-slavery movement and migration crisis, including some who have been trafficked themselves and gone on to help others move from “victims” to “survivors”.


Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund travel expenses and accommodation for participants travelling from outside Hyderabad.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be Indian full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organisations in India.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must be a senior journalist with a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English.
  • If applicants have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years applicants will not be eligible to apply.


For more information, visit Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Wednesday, 18 December, 2019
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