Reuters Invites Applications for Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development Workshop 

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Timothy Large, Director of Journalism and Media Programmes, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Timothy Large, Director of Journalism and Media Programmes, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is inviting journalists from all over the world to apply for a workshop on Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The Foundation will bring together journalists from around the world to Rome, Italy to attend IFAD’s event on innovative approaches to inclusive financing for rural transformation holding from February 12 to 15, 2018.

Participants will build their expertise and increase knowledge of issues faced by rural communities. They will have access to high profile delegates, leading experts in the issues, including IFAD and UN technical experts, as well as small holder farmers.

Interested applicants must be working as journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organizations with at least two years of experience and a good level of spoken and written English. Candidates should include in their applications professional evidence of their interest in rural peoples’ issues and development.

Fellowships cover air travel, accommodation, meals and local transportation for journalists from developing countries. After the workshop, the selected journalists are expected to return and pursue stories along rural development issues in their home countries.

Application closes on December 31, 2017.

For more information and to apply, go to: http://www.trust.org/media-development/opportunities/?sfid=a05D000000ldY8FIAU&sfProgId=a15D0000018F4CWIA0&areaOfFocus=Climate%20Change,%20Environment%20&%20Resilience