Journalists interested in improving business reporting skills can apply to attend a course in Dakar, Senegal.
Organized by Thomson Reuters and the Norwegian Agency for Development
Cooperation (NORAD), it will be held from August 27-31, 2012.
Learning by doing is a key element of the program, including in
particular exercises and reports in live conditions. The course places
great importance on improving financial coverage nationally and
internationally through detailed briefings, conferences, and, where
appropriate, a reporting trip to a financial institution.
Detailed discussions will enable journalists to deepen various
topics, including the exploitation of natural resources, economic
governance, taxation and capital flight from developing countries.
For this Thomson Reuters Foundation course, applicants must be
journalists in Francophone Africa currently working as journalists or
regular contributors to print media, radio, television or electronic
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in
journalism in their country, and possess a good level of written and
The Foundation offers scholarships for journalists from developing
world/countries in political transition working for organizations with
no resources for training. Scholarships include economy class travel
expenses, transfers and accommodation.
The deadline for applications is July 22.
For more information, in French, click here.