Thomson Route Foundation(TRF) Digital Rights and Health Reporting Hub (East) for Journalist

To support Journalist reporting on data and digital rights, Thomson Route foundation, with support from Foundation Botnar is Organizing a Reporting Hub on Digital Right from October to December 2021.

Eastern Time Zones -Thursday, November 11th, 18th, and 25, and December 9th and 16th.

Indonesia and Vietnam: 2:30pm to 6:30pm

India: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Romania and Tanzania: 10:30am t0 2:30pm

Egypt and Europe: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

UK: 8:30am to 12:30pm

all the sessions will be online(Zoom)

Thomson Routers Foundations Digital Rights: Reporting Hub creates a space for journalists across several countries together virtually for training, knowledge sharing, expert sessions, and network sharing, ensuring that they and their newsroom have the skills and the resource to inform the public to these matters.

Conducted remotely over 5 weeks for journalist reporting in Eastern time zones(Indonesia, Egypt, Tanzania, Romania, India, and Vietnam). The Hub will feature the latest platform and interactive online tools to connect participants in engage real-time video seminars with world-class trainers and experts. The journalist will acquire relevant knowledge, trade tips, and insight 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-minutes 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 extra hub forum will extend the learning process.

In addition the session(90 Minutes live session+60minutes practical session+90 minutes live session), participants should allow for a further 2-3 hours for a week of independent research, activities, and group interaction on the forum.


  • This reporting hub is meant for journalists who report on digital rights or have a special interest in the topic and relevant experience.
  • Applicants must be nationals and based in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Egypt, and Romania and working as full-time journalists or regular contributors for media organizations.
  • Participants must have a minimum of 3years of professional experience and have a good level of spoken and writing English.
  • Applicants Must have access to a minimum internet speed of 8MB/second. You can check the speed of your device by logging in from its own (
  • Applicants must be able to access the online workshops via a personal or laptop. Access from smartphones or tablets will not be possible.

At the end of this program, journalists will be able to;

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the topic and actively language in the current debate.
  • Confidently write stories in an accurate, ethical, and balanced manner
  • Understand the role of media and hidden nuances while reporting about race and creed.
  • Enhance their journalism skills in identifying new angles, reporting, sourcing, and pitching informative stories.
  • Learning about different story structure formats and improve their writing and editing skills to better engage their audiences.
  • Better protect yourself and your sources in the digital world.

Opening Date: 1st September 2021

Closing Date: 12th September 2021

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