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Thomson Reuters Foundation

London, United Kingdom
Joined September 2017

We act to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. We are an impact multiplier and run programmes that inform, connect and ultimately empower people around the world.



Presence in: Argentina, Hong Kong SAR, India, Kenya, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Focus: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights

We are the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s biggest news and information provider. We are registered as an independent charity both in the UK and in the USA.

A corporate foundation: We are geared to action. We leverage the know-how, reach and reputation of Thomson Reuters to run free programmes that promote the highest standards in journalism and spread excellence in the practice of legal pro bono worldwide. We act as a source of unbiased thought leadership in areas including slavery and human trafficking, women’s rights and climate and resilience.

A trusted connector: As the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, we are uniquely placed to engage businesses, governments, thought leaders and civil society, and forge strategic partnerships to tackle some of the world’s most pressing socio-economic issues. Our partners trust our expertise, values, and ability to deliver.

An impact multiplier: We do not give grants; we receive them to run free programmes and services that better equip people and organisations to drive positive change around the world. Our extensive reach and unique network allow us to amplify the impact of these grants given to us by individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our goal is to achieve impact at scale.

OUR PROGRAMMES

TRUSTLAW: FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Through TrustLaw, we connect top law firms with NGOs and social enterprises in need of free legal assistance in 175 countries.

TRUSTCONFERENCE: We take action to put the rule of law behind women’s rights and fight slavery.

UNDER-REPORTED STORIES: We cover the world’s under-reported stories that are often overlooked by the mainstream media.

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING: We create independent news platforms and run mentoring programmes for journalists around the world.

REUTERS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF JOURNALISM: We fund the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, a research centre for comparative journalism.

 

People Associated With This Organization

Alejandra Hoschoian

Argentina  
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Joined September 2017
I am an Argentine lawyer with a degree in non-profit management working for TrustLaw in Latin America. TrustLaw is the global pro bono legal programme of the Thomson Reuters Foundation through which we connect the world’s leading legal teams with NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change. http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/
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Soy una abogada argentina con un postgrado en gestión de organizaciones sin fines de lucro trabajando para TrustLaw en América Latina. TrustLaw es el programa de pro bono legal global de la Fundación Thomson Reuters mediante el cual conectamos a los mejores equipos legales del mundo con organizaciones sin fines de lucro y empresas sociales para promover cambios sociales y ambientales. http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/

Astrid Zweynert

United Kingdom  
Thomson Reuters Foundation (Unverified)
Joined March 2018
I'm the editor of PLACE, a multimedia platform dedicated to land rights coverage

Fiona Li

Hong Kong SAR  
Thomson Reuters Foundation (Unverified)
Joined January 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Originally from Hong Kong, Fiona is the Programme Officer for TrustLaw at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Bangkok. She supports organisations in Asia Pacific by connecting them to pro bono lawyers for free legal services, including on organisational matters and cross-border research for advocacy. She has a keen interest in legal empowerment for marginalised and grassroots communities.

Kim Harrisberg

South Africa  
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Joined September 2019
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a journalist working with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. I write mainly on water, land and property rights in Southern Africa, but also on LGBT+ rights, climate change, women's rights and humanitarian issues. Please do reach out to me so we can shine a spotlight on under-reported issues related to these topics, specifically in Southern Africa, but also across the continent. I look

Nellie Peyton

Senegal  
Thomson Reuters Foundation (Unverified)
Joined April 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
West Africa Correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rinki Roy

India  
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Joined May 2020
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Rinki joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in Feb 2019 as a Programme Officer. Based in Mumbai, she manages relationships with TrustLaw’s network of NGOs and Social Enterprises in South Asia and connects them with legal professionals to promote legal pro bono practice in the region. She also supports strategic legal research projects on regional and cross-border issues.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Rinki worked with The Japan Foundation and Tata Institute of Social Sciences to implement projects and activities across South and South East Asia. Through her experiences, she has developed a keen interest in environmental resource Management, disaster response, and peace building initiatives.

Rinki completed her Masters in Environmental Sciences from Bangalore University and PGDM in Disaster Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She also holds an expertise in Remote Sensing and GIS and has developed maps to address environmental management and disaster response.

Trishna Kripalani

India  
Thomson Reuters Foundation (Unverified)
Joined October 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Other, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Trishna has joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation as Legal Programme Manager for South Asia.

She has a particular interest in peace building and business and human rights.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Trishna worked as Project Lead, India for Advocates for International Development where her work included developing research, maintaining and building networks and leading the training program on business and human rights in India for lawyers. She also worked as Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global University and was Director for the Centre for Study of United Nations. She has been engaged with the development sector with several NGOs and International Organisations such as UNDP, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and has worked for the Government of India as a legal consultant.
She has worked as an Advocate in India both in Chamber Practice and law firms specialising in criminal law.

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