Thomson Reuters organizes workshop on rural poverty, development

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Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for fellowships to participate in a three-day workshop in Rome.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with funding from the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will select journalists to attend the IFAD Governing Council on Feb. 16 to 18, 2016.

Participants will build expertise and increase knowledge of issues faced by rural communities. Topics include how small-scale agriculture can respond to the growing demand for food and the need to support rural transformation and smallholder agriculture.

Applicants must be working as journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organizations. They must have at least two years of experience and a good level in spoken and written English. Candidates should include 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 pursue stories along rural development issues in their home countries.

The application deadline is Jan. 18, 2016.

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