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Monique Villa, the heart behind Thomson Reuters Foundation

Monique Villa - Chief Executive of Thomson Reuters Foundation

Monique Villa – Chief Executive of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Photo by Danielle Aumord

By Nazira Ahmed

“We have today in 2013 the biggest number of slaves in history. You cannot stay indifferent, you have to take action” Monique Villa, Chief Executive of the Thomson Reuters Foundation passionately states.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation provides training for journalists in developing countries, media training for non-government organisations (NGOs) and runs Trust Law, which works with law firms to provide free legal advice to NGOs and social entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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Islington Estate Partnership’s Upward Cycle

The front runners of GetMoreBikes

The front runners of GetMoreBikes

Two entrepreneurs, Steve Connelly and Judith Paris, have teamed up with their local Tenants’ Management Organisation to build community cohesion through local involvement and employment with their cycle maintenance and repair workshop GetMoreBikes.

The workshop opened in March 2013 in converted garages rented from the TMO just off the Caledonian Road, north of King’s Cross, an area blighted by social deprivation. It is a social enterprise: any profit gets ploughed straight back into growth and development, and the TMO advertises and promotes GetMoreBikes’ activities locally. Continue reading

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Week 4: Learning the golden rules of photojournalism

Naz putting her freshly learnt photography skills into practice

Naz putting her freshly learnt photography skills into practice

This week we were paired up to cover articles on social enterprises, which are not-for-profit organisations with a charitable aim.

Over the period of two days we worked with Zoe, the photography trainer to get feedback on the previous week’s photos and learnt the golden rules of photo journalism.

We all learnt about shot composition, lighting, focus and when to use flash on a digital camera. Zoe introduced another photographer called Jonathan who will be the photography trainer for the last two weeks. Continue reading

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