Fully Funded Workshop for Journalists and the Opportunity to Travel to Italy 2020

Deadline : 06 Jan 2020

Nonprofit organization: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Study level: Undergraduate

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Fully Funded Workshop for Journalists and the Opportunity to Travel to Italy 2020

Funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), The Thomson Reuters Foundation is holding a workshop for journalists from all over the world, aimed at enabling them to write stories on rural development issues in order to ensure recognition of the daily issues faced by the rural poor and their communities.

The workshop will be held in Rome, Italy, from 10 to 13 February 2020. journalists who will attend will have the opportunity to meet with leading experts and high-profile delegates on these issues including IFAD and UN technical experts, as well as a number of smallholder farmers who will be invited.

In addition, journalists will attend IFAD's event on innovative approaches to inclusive financing for rural transformation. 

The 2030 Global Agenda requires the development of innovative approaches to incentivizing sustainable and inclusive investments. Such approaches are about aligning private and public investors around shared sustainable development objectives and mobilizing diverse sources of development finance, channeling it towards rural investors, including smallholder farmers and rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs). All participating journalists are expected to pursue stories along with these issues in their home countries after the workshop.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to a media organization. 
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country.
  • Applicants should have at least two years’ professional experience.
  • Applicants should have a good level of spoken and written English.
  • The applicant should send professional evidence indicating his interest in rural development issues.

Note: Journalists who cover finance are particularly encouraged to apply.


The workshop covers:

  • Travel expenses (economy class).
  • Accommodation.
  • Local transfers.
  • Meals.

Note: The cost of your visa and any other related costs will be the responsibility of the participant.

About Thomson Reuters Foundation:

Thomson Reuters Foundation works with journalists to show how rural development is a story that matters to everyone, spanning science, climate change, business, politics and social innovation. We equip reporters with the skills to tell the story of rural development to news consumers in their own countries. It is in these countries that climate change impacts have been felt strongest, and yet most policymakers and ordinary people do not know about it. The Thomson Reuters Foundation is committed to fostering the highest standards of journalism worldwide. The foundation believes accurate, impartial and independent journalism leads to better-informed societies. It holds power to account, strengthens the rule of law and contributes to the economic and social development.

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Host Country: إيطاليا


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