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Reporting Human Rights

Learn some of the journalistic skills that have made Thomson Reuters one of the world's most trusted sources of news on this online course.

Key Information

Full-time

Short Course - 12 days

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Validated

Course Code

JOURHRPX

Welcome to Reporting Human Rights

The University of Lincoln has joined forces with global news and information services company the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) to produce a 12-day online short course in Reporting Human Rights.

This online course offers an introduction to the subject of human rights and the techniques used by Thomson Reuters to inform its reporting. It will focus on the key issues for journalists and those involved in communicating human rights, with an emphasis on integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

The course aims to strengthen your journalistic and advocacy skills and the quality of your news reporting as you learn the skills that have made Thomson Reuters one of the world's most trusted sources of news, informing professionals, policymakers, and members of the public all over the world.

The course will feature a live, one-day event led by Thomson Reuters Foundation trainer, who will provide instruction and feedback on your own reporting and writing.

Anyone who works for news and media agencies, NGOs, charities, and marketing and communications organisations, as well as those engaged in public services who may need to understand the role of reporting human rights, may find this course beneficial to their professional development.

How You Study

Students will have access to a dedicated website prior to the one-day event, during which they will have the opportunity to learn about the issues affecting human rights and journalism in different parts of the world, before working through a series strcutured lessons and exercises to test their knowledge and understanding.

Different thematic issues will be explored on the course, including freedom of speech and expression, forced labour and human trafficking, data and digital rights, women's rights, and LGBT+ rights.

Students will have 12 days to work through the course materials, with email support from the course leader.

All aspects of the course are delivered online, so you will need a device suitable for video online learning.

How you are assessed

Assessment takes place via a series of writing exercises and questionnaires covering the different elements of the course.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certification of your achievement and five Master's level credits, which can boost your CV or be used as part of a postgraduate qualification.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

This programme is aimed at anyone who works for news and media agencies, NGOs, charities, and marketing and communications organisations, as well as those engaged in public services who may need to understand the role of reporting human rights.

Further Information

If you would like more information about the Reporting Human Rights course, please contact Professor Jason Whittaker at jwhittaker@lincoln.ac.uk.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.