Thomson Reuters Foundation

We are the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique services to drive systemic change. We use the combined power of journalism and the law to build global awareness of critical issues faced by humanity, inspire collective leadership and help shape a prosperous world where no one is left behind.

We adhere to the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias. All of our news coverage is distributed on the Reuters wire, reaching an estimated daily audience of one billion readers. We work to strengthen local and national journalism, improve media ethics, standards and regulation, combat misinformation, and explore and shape the future of the profession. We do this through newsroom consultancy, capacity building, journalism training and mentoring, and via our funding of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

We run the world’s largest pro bono legal network, TrustLaw. Working with leading law firms, we facilitate free legal support, ground breaking research and resources for NGOs and social enterprises in 175 countries. By spreading the practice of pro bono worldwide we strengthen civil society and drive social change. Our network has grown to more than 6,500 members, including more than 1,000 law firms and in-house legal teams.

We convene experts to build global awareness of critical issues linked to our areas of work, to inspire collective leadership and to help shape a prosperous world where no one is left behind. Our annual flagship event, Trust Conference, brings together frontline activists, thought leaders and top decision-makers in the areas of media freedom, inclusive economies, and human rights. Other initiatives include thematic working groups convened around the world to share expertise, drive new partnerships, facilitate media coverage and produce legal research.


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