Thomson Foundation is the world’s oldest international media development organisation, with a 50-year history of training journalists in ethical standards and quality reporting. The foundation works with media organisations, governments, civil society bodies and commercial entities wishing to sponsor professional excellence in communications.
It has three main areas of activity: Training; Strategic communications; Consultancy
The foundation’s goal is to help every type of media to strive for excellence and to improve public engagement.
They believe that journalists and the media play a vital role in good governance, holding governments and commercial entities to account in the public interest. Mass communication and the free-flow of accurate information via the media also helps to promote social and economic development.
To support the achievement of the vision – through improving journalism and communication, and their production and business processes. They are independent of any government or political affiliation.