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Uncovering Security Programme and Story Lab

As global threats of escalating conflict and deteriorating stability emerge, the news media plays a vital role in documenting these situations and examining causes and consequences. But can the media also play a role in helping to prevent instability, by drawing attention to countries and regions that are beginning to deteriorate and highlighting potential crises before they spiral out of control?

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Stanley Foundation and Gerda Henkel Stiftung, is launching a new programme which will support journalists and researchers to uncover emerging threats and bring these stories to a wide audience. The programme is designed to foster in-depth reporting that puts a spotlight on under-covered security threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide.

The Programme includes a residential story lab which will be held near London. Ten journalists will join field researchers and experts for three days of discussions, briefings and workshops, with the aim of creating story ideas on tomorrow’s security threats.

Following the story lab, journalists and researchers will have the opportunity to apply for modest grants to cover the cost of reporting stories, have access to experienced journalists who can provide advice and editorial guidance, and have support with pitching stories to international publication platforms.

For more information, please contact:
Rose Skelton, Thomson Reuters Foundation
rose.skelton@thomsonreuters.com | +44 (0)7906 082208