Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting Workshop on Migration 2020 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Funded)

Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting Workshop on Migration 2020 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Funded)

Deadline: March 16, 2020

Applications for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting Workshop on Migration 2020 are now open. Thomson Reuters Foundation’s one-week Reporting on Migration course in Phnom Penh is a unique chance for journalists in Cambodia to gain practical skills and knowledge and work on your story ideas with guidance from experienced Thomson Reuters journalists.

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.


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


  • Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organisations in Cambodia;
  • 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.


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. The migration story has already been well covered so they will look for journalists with ideas that approach the issue from a new angle. They will not share your ideas with anyone. 

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