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Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF): Digital Rights and Health Reporting Hub (West)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on September 11, 2021
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The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) is seeking applications for its Digital Rights and Health Reporting Hub to elevate the debate on data and digital rights, and its wider implications for human rights and democracy.

In the digital age, public awareness of the long-term impact of sharing data has on privacy remains low. This is critical, especially for vulnerable young people. Within the challenging rapid growth of technology, governments, legislators, CSOs, private sector, and journalists are required to work together towards a digital ecosystem in line with Freedom of Expression principles.

To support journalists reporting on data and digital rights, Thomson Reuters Foundation, with support from Fondation Botnar is organising a Reporting Hub on Digital Rights from October to December 2021.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Digital Rights: Reporting Hub creates a space for journalists across several countries to gather virtually for training, knowledge sharing, expert sessions, and network building, ensuring that they and their newsrooms have the skills and resources to inform the public on digital rights.

Applicants must be:
1. nationals and based in Colombia, Ecuador, Senegal, Ghana or Morocco and
2. working as full-time journalists or regular contributors for media organisations and
3. have a minimum of three years professional experience and
4. have a good level of spoken and written English and
5. have access to a minimum internet speed of 8 MB / second and
6. be able to access the online workshops via a personal computer or laptop. Access from smartphones or tablets will not be possible.

The participants will meet once a week for a total of four hours, including two live 90-minute virtual sessions and an offline study hour to work on tasks set by the training team.
Virtual live sessions will be led by trainers and / or expert guest speakers, allowing participants to ask questions, share ideas, learn and practice new skills. These live sessions will be supplemented with extra material and post-session discussions and feedback on an exclusive hub forum will extend the learning process.
Participants should also allow for a further 2-3 hours per week of independent research, activities and group interaction on the forum.
All the sessions will be online via Zoom.

Application deadline: 12 September 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 25
Aug 25

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Aug 27
Aug 27

Thanks, Ana.