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    2014 INFORM. CONNECT. EMPOWER.


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    trust.org LONDON NEW YORK WASHINGTON BOGOTA BEIJING BANGKOK CAIRO DAKAR MUMBAI NAIROBI NAYPYIDAW JOHANNESBURG @TR_Foundation Thomson.Reuters.Foundation Company/Thomson-Reuters-Foundation User/Thomsonreutersfdn


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    INFORM. CONNECT. EMPOWER.


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    INTERVIEW MONIQUE VILLA CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation Q How would you best sum up 2014 at the Reuters wire, reaching a potential readership the Thomson Reuters Foundation? of one billion people per day. A High energy, real impact and strong growth. We also had fun and a lot of joy in helping a few Q TrustLaw is a success story. What has individuals to change their lives and organisations been the highlight this year? to achieve more. A Numbers speak: TrustLaw is growing by the week with a constant recruitment of law firms, Q Which areas of the Foundation have NGOs and social enterprises in 170 countries. The grown the most? scope is huge and the challenge for me is even A TrustLaw and Trust Women are the two bigger, as we want to maintain the integrity and big leaders of growth. In four years of existence, the high quality of a service that adds 700 new lawyers gave $54 million worth of their brain members each year. In 2014, we also launched time (billable hours) to the best NGOs and social the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, the first index to entrepreneurs through TrustLaw, while Trust compare and analyse the pro bono practices of Women has become a real, dynamic movement to firms worldwide. put the rule of law behind women’s rights and to save people from slavery. Q How has Trust Women evolved since its launch? But all of our journalism-based programmes A We launched the conference in 2012 have also continued to flourish. We have because I wanted a place where NGOs on produced news and reports that are respected the frontlines, business people, lawyers and and widely recognised. The Digital News Report governments could together take action on some by the Reuters Institute has become a landmark of the most pressing issues regarding women’s publication. And the readership of our own news rights and modern slavery. I wanted to shed light has grown considerably: all our stories now go on on these issues and help connect people to work


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    together and trigger change. What has actually Because of that, we tend to see connections happened is even bigger than that. Trust Women that might not be evident to others. We speak a has quickly evolved into a global movement: this is language that does not exclude anyone, but brings the leading forum to discuss human trafficking and people together and pushes for social progress slavery, and one of the most high profile women’s worldwide. rights conferences. Q What can we expect from the At Trust Women, people meet and take bold steps Foundation in 2015? to help the most vulnerable. In 2013, a well-off A Innovation, growth and impact. We’ll continue delegate freed a Nepalese man from debt-bondage. to expand our reach, developing the capacity of This year, one of the world’s leading law firms all our programmes. We will facilitate even more extended a job offer to a young woman survivor of connections, delivering visible results and impact. domestic servitude in the US. Banks collaborate New TrustLaw team members will start in Spain with law enforcement when they see suspicious and Argentina, our editorial coverage will expand data on the credit card transactions of their clients. its video reach, and our media development team I have a lot more examples to give. Could I have will launch a number of innovative programmes to anticipated any of that in 2012? Certainly not. spearhead talent where it is most needed. It will be a grand cru, as they say in Bordeaux. Q What makes the Thomson Reuters Foundation different? A I think we are quite unique in incarnating all the values of the company and putting them at the service of the ones in need but who are unable to pay. And we know how to talk to corporations, to NGOs, to the media, and to social enterprises.


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    INSIDE REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro


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    01 TRUSTLAW 02 UNDER-REPORTED STORIES 03 PERCEPTION POLLS 04 MEDIA DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING 05 REUTERS INSTITUTE 06 TRUST WOMEN 07 FUNDING 08 CONTACTS


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    THIS IS US INNOV 32 Languages 25 Nationalities 1 3 Offices TALENT


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    VATION DIVERSITY TRUST


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    WHO WE ARE At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we stand for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption, the human impact of climate change, and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking and slavery. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact.


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    WHAT WE DO We work with the best law firms and corporate legal teams to provide free FREE LEGAL legal assistance to non-governmental ASSISTANCE organisations (NGOs) and social enterprises and produce groundbreaking research. We cover the world’s under-reported UNDER- stories, focusing on aid and development, REPORTED STORIES human rights and women’s rights, climate change, corruption, and human trafficking. We promote the highest standards in MEDIA journalism around the world. We fund DEVELOPMENT the Reuters Institute for the Study of AND TRAINING Journalism at Oxford University. We take action to put the rule of law TRUST WOMEN behind women’s rights and to fight CONFERENCE modern slavery.


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    TRUSTLAW TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme. We connect the best law firms and corporate legal teams around the world with high-impact NGOs and social enterprises working to create social change. We produce groundbreaking legal research, and offer innovative training courses worldwide. In four years, we generated $54 million in free legal assistance to our beneficiaries across 170 countries. REUTERS/Mark Blinch


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    TRUSTLAW TRUSTLAW


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    A GLOBAL NETWORK 451 LAW FIRMS & CORPORATE COUNSELS 2,215 170 MEMBERS COUNTRIES With staff in seven countries and fluency in 14 languages, the TrustLaw network continues to expand, especially across countries which 80 CROSS-BORDER traditionally haven’t embraced the PROGRAMMES practice of pro bono legal assistance. Our innovative TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono is the leading report monitoring trends and data in the industry on a country-by-country basis.


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    TRUSTLAW TRUSTLAW 1,764 NGOS & SOCIAL ENTERPRISES $54M IN PRO BONO HOURS 1,500 CONNECTIONS 100,000 LEGAL EXPERTS


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    TRUSTLAW JOIN THE NETWORK NGOS & SOCIAL ENTERPRISES LAWYERS SUBMIT A REQUEST RECEIVE A WEEKLY FOR PRO BONO UPDATE WITH ASSISTANCE NEW PROJECTS DISCUSS YOUR LEGAL INDICATE YOUR INTEREST NEEDS WITH A MEMBER IN WORKING ON ANY OF OUR TEAM GIVEN PROJECT CONNECT


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    TRUSTLAW TRUSTLAW REUTERS/Nigel Roddis HOW IT WORKS Joining TrustLaw is free and easy. NGOs and social all pro bono projects available across TrustLaw. enterprises can use the service to request free It is entirely at their discretion whether or not legal support, while lawyers can volunteer to work to get involved. In case of interest from more on exciting pro bono projects globally. than one lawyer of law firms, the NGO or social enterprise client decides who to work with. Once a request for assistance reaches TrustLaw, our team of in-house lawyers provides advice Some of the connections established by to the member on how to frame and shape the TrustLaw result in large-scale international specific issue. Only at this point is the request legal research programmes. We publish and submitted to the network. distribute those reports so that they can be used as powerful advocacy tools by our member At the receiving end of the requests are the organisations and anyone who is willing to make lawyers. Every week, they receive an update with an impact.


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    THE TRUSTLAW INDEX OF PRO BONO REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha The TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono is the donated 1.55 million hours of free legal first effort to capture international support. trends on pro bono legal assistance on a country-by-country basis. The Index also highlights successful programmes, provides benchmarks Compiled with data from over 100 law on engagement levels in different firms representing 36,000 lawyers in jurisdictions, and demonstrates the 69 countries, our research shows that amount of pro bono being done globally in the previous year, legal professionals on a country-by-country basis.


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    TRUSTLAW TRUSTLAW 103 Total respondent firms 36,000 $11,000 Total number of lawyers working at firms who Value of pro bono provided data per lawyer 2014 TRUSTLAW INDEX BY THE NUMBERS 1.55M $388M Total number of Total value of hours of pro bono pro bono performed 16,000 Total number of lawyers that have done 10 or more hours of pro bono


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    RESEARCH FOR IMPACT REUTERS/Stringer Shanghai HIV SELF-TESTING IN AFRICA Nearly one in every 20 adults in with Arnold & Porter and “Despite years of sub-Saharan Africa is living with nine other law firms. investment, the majority HIV/AIDS, and many of those of people still do not affected lack basic access to The firms produced know their HIV status. prevention, care, and treatment. comparative research on HIV We can either spend self-testing in 10 countries, another 25 years banging The Southern African AIDS ranging from Botswana our heads in the same Trust, an NGO working across to the United States. The way, or we can come up six African countries, wanted report, which also identifies with something game- to better understand the legal legal barriers preventing the and human rights implications dissemination of HIV self- changing. We think self- of HIV self-testing kits. It testing in Africa, is currently testing is precisely that.” approached TrustLaw, and we being used to kick-start a - Jonathan Gunthorp, connected the organisation number of pilot projects. Director, Southern African AIDS Trust


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    TRUSTLAW TRUSTLAW FIGHTING TRAFFICKING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Half of the world’s slaves live new country to access better that identified the full range across Southeast Asia. Slavery education, only to end up of offenses that might apply in lurks in fishing boats in Thailand, trapped in a brothel. the most common trafficking in brothels in Cambodia, and scenarios. The aim was to behind closed doors of homes in While all these scenarios highlight the laws that can Hong Kong. involve trafficking, it is not just best protect the victims. For trafficking laws that apply. A the purpose of this study, the The crime takes many forms: a range of other offences might law firms looked across seven woman is promised employment also occur, from assault to countries in Southeast Asia. as a domestic worker, but sexual violence, to breach of The findings are being used to receives abuse instead of her immigration laws, to torture. trigger more prosecutions and pay; a young man signs up for to eradicate the culture a construction job, but is held We teamed up Liberty Asia, of impunity. against his will and denied his an anti-slavery NGO, with a wages. A woman moves to a number of leading law firms “Thanks to TrustLaw, frontline NGOs and lawyers now have a valuable tool to use alternative avenues to pursue traffickers. This will significantly improve their chances of securing justice for victims.” - Archana Kotecha, Head of Legal, Liberty Asia REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha


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    THE TRUSTLAW AWARDS Each year, TrustLaw forges hundreds of strong connections between NGOs, social enterprises, and lawyers. The TrustLaw Awards celebrate the most impactful of those connections, honouring the work of law firms, legal teams, individual lawyers, and collaborations between different firms. In 2014, the TrustLaw Awards brought to London over 300 prestigious members of the TrustLaw community, including Nigeria’s Honourable Justice Ayotunde Phillips, and lawyers, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs from as far away as Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Africa.


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    TRUSTLAW TRUSTLAW 2014 WINNERS IMPACT AWARD INNOVATION AWARD Vinson & Elkins, Drew & Napier, HSA Advocates McCarthy Tétrault Project: distribution of solar panels in Project: compensation for rape victims urban slums of India NGO Client: Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal NGO Client: Pollinate Energy Counseling and Service Center COLLABORATION AWARD LEGAL TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD Arnold & Porter, Norton Rose Fulbright, McDermott Will & Emery - International and eight other law firms law firm category Project: research on HIV self-testing kits Hewlett-Packard - In-house legal team category NGO Client: Southern African AIDS Trust Doulah & Doulah (Bangladesh) - Domestic law firm LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD Caroline Stakim, Morrison & Foerster


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    INTERVIEW ALISHA MIRANDA TrustLaw Director Q TrustLaw is a story of continuous their work across 69 different countries. The data growth. Tell us about your expansion highlighted a lot of interesting facts and trends. in 2014. We were happy to see that the average value of A 2014 was a tremendous year for us: we pro bono per lawyer was actually $11,000, and more than doubled the number of connections that they had done over 1.5 million hours of pro made in 2013, recruited new firms, and facilitated bono in 2013. the first connections in places as diverse as Myanmar, Taiwan, South Korea, and New Zealand. Q What impact has the Index had? We also grew in places where we were already A We have already seen how the Index is present, expanding our reach and building deeper influencing the pro bono sector around the world. relationships, from India to Africa to Europe. In England, the findings of our poll prompted some of the country’s best law firms to set their Q The TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono benchmark at 25 hours of pro bono work per has quickly become the benchmark lawyer. In 2015, we’re expecting a lot more firms for monitoring trends across the to participate in the poll. It’s exciting. pro bono industry. What were the overall findings? Q In 2014, TrustLaw launched a number A This was really the first poll of its kind, of training courses. Who are they and quite an ambitious project. The goal was meant for, and what learning to provide a global assessment of trends and opportunities do they offer? benchmarks across the pro bono legal industry A We launched an innovative training course on a country-by-country basis. We were thrilled to facilitate better understanding of the social with the response: 103 law firms provided data on enterprise and impact investing models among


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    TRUSTLAW TRUSTLAW lawyers. A lot of the laws around these areas that lawyers put in goes a long way. Some of are new or changing, so we felt there was a clear the research conducted through TrustLaw has need for this type of cutting-edge training. The prompted the change of rape laws for minors in two-day course saw the active participation of China, and influenced policy changes on good thought leaders from Big Society Capital, City Samaritan laws across India. of London, Bridges Ventures, and many other leading organisations in the field. The two-day course gave the lawyers the opportunity to interact directly with social entrepreneurs. It went so well, we’ll run three more next year. Q Research is also an important part of TrustLaw. Have you noticed more demand for cross-border legal studies? A Yes, absolutely. As more organisations learn about the valuable cross-border research that lawyers are able to provide through TrustLaw, requests for this type of work are surging. Some of the research conducted this year was truly groundbreaking and touched upon topics as diverse as HIV self-testing, street harassment, and the prosecution of trafficking offenders. It is also very fulfilling to see that the hard work


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    UNDER-REPORTED STORIES Journalism is one of the pillars of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. We cover the stories that are often overlooked by the mainstream media: aid and development, women’s rights, the human impact of climate change, corruption and modern-day slavery. We believe that raising awareness can trigger debate and lead to open, fair, prosperous, tolerant societies. That is our ultimate goal. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan


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    GLOBAL REACH LONDON WASHINGTON DC NEW YORK DAKAR BOGOTA Thirty correspondents across five continents and a growing network of more than 100 contributors enable us to cover unique and original stories globally. The Reuters distribution network disseminates our content to one billion readers each day.


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    UNDER-REPORTED STORIES ROME NAYPYIDAW NEW DELHI BANGKOK NAIROBI


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    EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE REUTERS/Samsul Said TAXPAYERS - FUNDED ABUSE We investigated the living ‘‘The article prompted the company to deal with conditions of workers at a some of the issues caused by years of neglect of Canadian-owned palm oil plantation in the Democratic the local communities and workers.” Republic of Congo. Our story, - Devlin Kuyek, researcher at GRAIN by Chris Arsenault, revealed that the workers were paid $1 a day for intense field labour Britain, France and Spain. A from the hospital to the and were hosted in dilapidated week after we published the schools. The workers are homes. We also revealed that investigation, the company also being involved in the the Canadian company was announced plans to revamp development of new facilities propped up by government- the services made available to that meet their everyday needs. backed investment funds from the workers at the plantation,


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    THE MODERN WITCH HUNT UNDER-REPORTED STORIES In July, a 60-year-old woman living in an Indian village located in the Mayurbhanj district was beaten, stripped “I have never witnessed such an inhuman and tied to an electricity pole incident during my three decades of service. accused of being a witch. She The woman was critical. She had received was blamed for the death of an head injuries. We rescued her and she was 18-year-old boy, despite medical admitted to a local hospital.” records showing he had in fact - GC Mallick, Additional District Superintendent of Police died of malaria. We reported the incident and as a result, arrests were made. REUTERS/ Anindito Mukherjee


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    REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha THE ‘GHOST PEOPLE’ There are some 10 million years ago seeking asylum. His ‘‘Most of the things I ‘ghost people’ around the request was refused, and he can’t do as a stateless world. These individuals have was told to return to his country, person are very basic. no nationality and nowhere to but no country recognises him. call home. They are stateless. Stuck in Britain and unable I don’t want to go to Without documents, they to work, Steven has been space. I just want to go cannot work, receive health separated from his young find my daughter.” care or even get married. In the daughter for five years. Our - Steven eyes of the law, they simply do exclusive video interview with not exist. Steven was featured in Britain’s The Independent newspaper We featured the story of and created shockwaves ‘Steven’, a 32-year-old stateless around the country. He remains man who came to Britain 10 in legal limbo.


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    SCARRED BY THE SEX TRADE UNDER-REPORTED STORIES In Pakistan, 20-year-old Zunaira until we ran a interview with the “Rampant corruption Muhammad dreamed of headline, “Protect me from the in law enforcement becoming a software engineer. beasts.” Four days later, Pakistani agencies allows She planned to work in a beauty Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif traffickers to remain shop to finance her studies. requested an investigation. The Instead, she was duped by a Islamabad High Court ordered at large. ” gang and trafficked back and the arrest of the suspected - Zulfiqar Bhutta, forth from Pakistan to Dubai, ringleaders, and the judge cited Zunaira’s lawyer sold for sex. Zunaira managed our story in the courtroom. The to escape, but the trafficking traffickers haven’t been brought gang attacked her home, shot to justice yet, but Zunaira remains her and left bullet wounds undeterred. She is planning to running from her ankle to knee. apply for college and her father Her family went into hiding. The has promised to let her continue courts refused to touch the case her education. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood


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    IN THEIR OWN WORDS Our website brings you exclusive blogs, opinion and analysis from world leaders and top decision makers. Daily. BAN KI-MOON United Nations Secretary-General ‘‘People everywhere should place themselves in the shoes of the vulnerable, from Syria to the Central African Republic, and ask themselves what more they can do to build a world of human rights and dignity for all. Let us show people facing dire threats that they are not alone or abandoned – and that the lifeline they need is on its way.’’ LIVIA FIRTH Creative Director, Eco Age “A living wage is a human right, and it is crucial that consumers are fully aware of the power in their hands. We’ll know we are on the right track only when we will see a $5 dress as a red flag, and not as a bargain.’’ TONY ELUMELU Nigerian philanthropist and Heirs Holdings Chairman ‘‘In framing the next set of [Millennium Development Goals], we should focus on tackling unemployment and job creation on a massive scale, and on dramatically improving access to electricity. These goals are both critical to lives and quality of life, and they cannot be accomplished without collaboration with the private sector. ‘‘


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    UNDER-REPORTED STORIES KAILASH SATYARTHI Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ‘‘We are failing a generation of children. We are denying them the chance of a life. So, together, we must stand up and take action to put an end to child slavery, the scourge of our times. Together we can.’’ JEANNETTE KAGAME First Lady of Rwanda “I wish to pay particular tribute to the valiant Rwandan women who have borne the greatest burden of our history. To the true patriots of this nation, let us remember those whose lives were robbed, unite for a better future and renew our faith in humanity.’’ LAURA BATES Everyday Sexism Project Founder ‘‘Women are the major users of public transport in all metropolitan areas around the world, yet they have very little say when it comes to the planning of transport routes, fares and – crucially – safety. Women, like men, have the right to feel safe and to live freely in their cities. Let’s make that a priority.’’


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    INTERVIEW BELINDA GOLDSMITH Editor-in-chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation Q Your team covers stories that are often village of Gueckedou, Guinea, where the Ebola overlooked by the mainstream media. outbreak began. It was only two months later What is the ultimate goal? that the international community started to pay A We cover stories at the heart of aid, attention to the virus. Recently we returned to development, women’s rights, human trafficking, Guinea to visit the village where it all started climate change, and corruption. These are some and interviewed the father of the first victim of of the world’s most pressing issues, but often Ebola, the two-year-old boy the world knows as those affected by them have no voice. We want Patient Zero. to ensure that these people are not forgotten, and raise awareness about these often under- Q The Foundation’s journalists often reported issues. We don’t campaign, and we are put people at the centre of their not involved in advocacy; all of our stories are fair, stories, why? accurate and impartial, leaving readers to form A Reporting about the people caught up in their own opinion. life-defining events beyond their control allows all of us to relate more closely to the challenges Q 2014 was a year full of major news and suffering they face. It may be hard to events. What was the most unexpected imagine living in a famine-stricken village story your team had to cover? in Africa or being forced from your home by A As we cover humanitarian disasters that are conflict, but it is not so difficult to imagine the often overlooked by other media, when a big crisis despair of parents struggling to protect their strikes we are often already there. Take Ebola, for children or the struggles of those trapped in example. Our West Africa correspondent was the the sex trade or in forced labour with no escape first international journalist to reach the remote in sight.


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    UNDER-REPORTED STORIES Q What kind of impact has your Q What are the next big issues for 2015? coverage achieved? A With a record number of victims of conflict, A Our stories have massive international vast income inequality and a climate crisis, the exposure. They are published globally by the challenges for 2015 are diverse and significant. world’s leading media outlets, and they are also The world is at a critical juncture. The Syrian available through trust.org, the Foundation’s conflict has become the biggest humanitarian website. As a result, we reach a potential one emergency of our times. Ebola has left behind billion readers a day. We know what we write can death and financial ruin. Human trafficking has prompt action. When earlier this year we ranked become a $150 billion business. These are only Bogota’s transport system as the world’s most some of the issues we will be reporting on. Stay dangerous for women, the city’s mayor took the tuned. issue to Congress. When we reported that women in one Indian state were reporting domestic abuse anonymously through a street kiosk, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested this initiative be made nationwide. This is impact.


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    PERCEPTION POLLS Developed and produced with the help of some of the world’s leading gender experts, our perception polls generate international debate by putting women’s rights at the top of the news agenda. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji


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    MOST DANGEROUS TRANSPORT SYSTEMS FOR WOMEN The poll was conducted in 15 of the world’s largest capitals and in New York, the most populous city in the United States. The survey involved questioning women in each of the 16 cities, as well as experts focused on women’s rights, gender equality, urban planning and gender-friendly urban spaces. WORST TO BEST 0 1 BOGOTA 02 MEXICO CITY 03 LIMA 04 DELHI 05 JAKARTA 06 BUENOS AIRES 0 7 KUALA LUMPUR 08 BANGKOK 09 MOSCOW 1 0 MANILA 1 1 PARIS 1 2 SEOUL 1 3 LONDON 1 4 BEIJING 1 5 TOKYO 1 6 NEW YORK


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    WHAT THE POLL MEASURES SAFETY VERBAL PHYSICAL AT NIGHT HARASSMENT HARASSMENT PUBLIC RESPONSE CONFIDENCE SAFETY IN TO ABUSE IN AUTHORITIES THE CITY POLLS


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    GLOBAL IMPACT 19M PEOPLE DISCUSSING THE POLL ON TWITTER ‘’We get one or two reported offenses every day. We think it’s been significantly under-reported. We want people to come forward and report more.’’ - Mark Newton, Assistant Chief Constable, British Transport Police


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    250 MEDIA OUTLETS REPORTING THE STORY “The results of this survey have been very useful, because they lead us to confirm that we need to act.” - Colombian Senator, Antonio Guerra de la Espriella


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    MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING For over 30 years, we have been fostering the highest standards of journalism, drawing on the expertise and global footprint of Reuters. We believe accurate and independent media lead to better informed societies. They hold power to account and contribute to economic and social development.


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    AUTHORITATIVE AND GLOBAL 13,000 JOURNALISTS TRAINED INTERNATIONALLY 27 HIGHLY SPECIALISED TRAINING TOPICS We have gone beyond the traditional concept of journalism training and 3 INDEPENDENT NEWS run initiatives ranging from the PLATFORMS SET UP IN IRAQ, EGYPT AND ZIMBABWE creation of sustainable, independent news platforms to a wide selection of skills and mentoring programmes. This unique mix allows us to provide world-class solutions to pressing needs, helping excellent journalism reach the largest possible audience.


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    114 COUNTRIES HOSTING OUR COURSES IN 25 YEARS 7 MEDIA TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT TRAINING LANGUAGES, INCLUDING ARABIC, RUSSIAN AND MANDARIN 80 JOURNALISM COURSES IN 2014


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    FOSTERING JOURNALISM EXCELLENCE TRAINING WITHOUT BORDERS No subject or territory is off limits. In 2014, we trained nearly 1,000 journalists in countries as diverse as Mauritania, Rwanda, Kazakhstan, Fiji, Jordan and Bolivia. In Mauritania, we tackled taboo subjects such as rape and sexual harassment. In November, we hosted the very first journalism course assessing best practices to report human REUTERS/Mike Blake trafficking and slavery. INVESTIGATING ‘DIRTY MONEY’ Many African countries, such as Nigeria, Sudan, Algeria and the Republic of Congo, are rich in natural resources. Yet they are losing money. Why? And where does the money go? To answer those questions we created and launched, in partnership with Norad, Wealth of Nations, a new pan-African investigative journalism programme developed in partnership with the continent’s leading reporters and media organisations. Through the end of 2016, we will train 150 journalists across Africa. The best stories will be REUTERS/Feisal Omar distributed globally.


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    STRATEGIC TRAINING SOLUTIONS CORPORATE TRAINING In 2014, we developed a number of innovative training solutions for companies, governments and organisations. We trained 1,330 people in effective writing and corporate communications skills, and held 200 workshops in 24 cities including New York, Moscow, Dubai, Bangalore, Hong Kong and Sydney. MEDIA TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid MEDIA TRAINING We also significantly enriched our portfolio of media training solutions. Thanks to funding from UN Women, we trained 40 Kurdish female parliamentarians in Erbil, Iraq. With funding from UNICEF, we ran a journalism course on how to report the impact of humanitarian crises on children in Kyrgyzstan. And with funding from the International Monetary Fund, we provided training on business journalism in countries including Fiji, Swaziland and Tunisia. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


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    INTERVIEW TIM LARGE Director of Media Development and Training Q You became the head of Media Horrific murders by Islamic State are what we Development in 2014. What are you remember most, but the reality is that the job of a most excited about going forward? journalist has become increasingly dangerous for A I’m most excited about programmes a whole set of reasons. Good media development that have tangible impact on the ground. The programmes address the full range of threats to evidence shows that training on its own is often journalists working in all sorts of conditions and not enough to guarantee that great journalism on all kinds of beats. I’m a believer that employers is widely consumed, so we’ve taken a more have a duty of care to journalists that extends holistic approach that addresses every link in the beyond handing out flak jackets. It ranges from media development chain from the incubation proper hostile environments training to a full of professional skills right through to editorial recognition of the risks of the job. Trouble is, most support to get actual stories published and organisations we deal with don’t even begin to distributed. Sometimes that even means setting provide that level of care for staff, never mind up independent news agencies, as we’ve done in for freelancers or fixers. In Reuters, we always Iraq, Egypt and Zimbabwe. say that no story is worth a life. That’s the first thing we stress in the Foundation’s training and Q This year was a particularly mentoring programmes. dangerous year for journalists. What role can media development play in Q In 2014, the media development strengthening the profession against team launched a major cross-border new threats? programme to help African A One-hundred-and-nine journalists were journalists investigate illicit financial killed in 2014, according to the International News flows. Is this a new type of initiative? Safety Institute – and the five worst countries Why is this needed? were Syria, India, Iraq, Philippines and Egypt. A It’s an entirely new type of initiative that goes

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