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 two-week 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 independence, integrity, and freedom from bias. All of these have become particularly important in the era of fake news, where journalists and communications professionals are increasingly finding themselves on the front line in the fight against misinformation and discrimination.
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.
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
The course may include a series of structured sessions and is delivered entirely online. This means you will need a suitable device to access Microsoft Teams and the course web pages.
How you are assessed
Assessment takes place via a series of formative online exercises covering the different elements of the course. A final short exam will test your understanding of the principles of reporting human rights.
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 2023-24
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.
If you would like more information about the Reporting Human Rights course, please contact Professor Jason Whittaker at email@example.com.