Thomson Reuters Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery – Bangkok 2020 (Funded)

Thomson Reuters Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery – Bangkok 2020 (Funded)

Deadline: May 4, 2020

Applications are invited for the Thomson Reuters Reporting on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery – Bangkok 2020. The Workshop in Bangkok is a unique chance for journalists in Thailland to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on your story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists and subject experts from reputed anti-trafficking charities.

With support from the C&A Foundation, 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.

They will discuss the role of media in raising awareness, reducing vulnerability and holding to account governments, law enforcement and businesses. Attendees will look at innovative approaches to fighting trafficking and forced labour and reporting on migration and scrutinise the quest for integrated policy responses across borders. The Workshop will hold from July 13-17, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.


  • Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund  travel expenses and accommodation for participants travelling from outside Bangkok. This arrangement is subject to variation.


  • Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organisations in Thailand. 
  • The course will be run in English and Thai. They will provide translation via an interpreter.
  • 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 you have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years you will not be eligible to apply.


When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents – please have these ready:

  • 2 relevant work samples (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English if possible. For stories not in English, please include a 250-word English summary about the story. 
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories

Please note you will be asked to submit one or more story ideas within your application. They will not share your ideas with anyone. 

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