The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) and the Global Fund are joining forces to combat human rights-related barriers to health services.
This important partnership aims to advance the Global Fund’s work on human rights as part of ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ initiative, by supporting journalists to generate awareness of how stigma and discrimination, gender inequalities and violence serve as barriers to health services for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The partnership will also support the Global Fund’s civil society partners to work more effectively with the media.
The initiative builds on TRF’s mission to support free, fair and informed societies and its expertise in using the power of journalism and the law to advance media freedom and protect human rights.
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1) be full-time journalists or regular contributors working for media organisations based in the following countries: Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria;
2) have a minimum of two years’ professional experience, and should explain through their applications why they will benefit from participation in this course, and how they plan to use the learning in their professional work;
3) have access to a minimum internet speed of 1 MB / second;
4) have access to a computer to participate in the training; participation from a tablet or smart phone will not be possible.
TRF will consider all applications on merit.
a) A six-week programme: twice per week for training sessions that will comprise a blend of live group sessions, offline and group work, and time with expert speakers. Time will also be available for one-to-one sessions with TRF trainers.
b) A forum will be created for continued discussion and networking;
c) Pitch of story ideas for the opportunity to participate in a mentoring programme.
Application deadline: 16 August.
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