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 (East) is meant for journalists who report on digital rights or have special interest in the topic and relevant experience.
1. be nationals and based in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Egypt or Romania and
2. be 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 smart phones or tablets will not be possible.
Journalists will acquire relevant knowledge, trade tips and insights about their different contexts, master new digital skills, and access influential experts for exclusive information and story ideas to help them cover the socio-political implications of digital rights, with a special focus on health.
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.
*In addition to the sessions (90 minutes live session + 60 minutes practical session + 90 minutes live session), participants should allow for a further 2-3 hours per week of independent research, activities and group interaction on the forum.
Application deadline: 12 September 2021.
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