Apply Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care Program

Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care Program 2018 (Funded).
Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care Program 2018. This program encourages journalists to explore the risks faced by vulnerable children, and different domestic and international strategies to protect them.
This is a unique opportunity to develop your investigative and analytical skills around an under-reported topic close to the heart of the debate about sustainable development. The intensive five-day training program will provide practical skills, tools and strategies to report on this complex topic. It includes opportunities to meet experts on the issue, combined with field trips. It focuses on public and private initiatives to protect orphans or children sold by impoverished families, and to offer them a future.
Could government money and private donations be better spent on keeping children with their families and in their communities? This programme challenges you and your readers, listeners or viewers to answer the question: “Is there an innovative home-grown solution just waiting to be discovered in OUR country?”

  • Organizers cover all travel and subsistence costs of journalists participating in this programme, by providing accommodation, meals and transport.


  • Journalists working in English for media across South Asia may apply;
  • Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online;
  • Journalists must be fluent in English;
  • Journalists must have a minimum of one year’s experience. They should either be working full-time for a media organisation, or a freelancer whose main work is journalism;
  • Journalists must be prepared to publish an article in order to formally graduate from the course with a certificate from Thomson Reuters Foundation.

When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents – please have these ready:

  • Two work samples (maximum file size 5 MB)
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories
  • If you have previously written on this subject, please ensure you include that copy of the article.

Click here to apply

Deadline: September 21, 2018

For more information, visit Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting Program.

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