Training opportunity – Investigating illicit financial flows

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Dates: Monday, 01 April – Friday, 05 April 2019 AND Wednesday, 24 April – Friday, 26 April 2019 | Location: Kampala, Uganda

Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with the African Centre for Media Excellence is looking for Ugandan journalists who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means.

Wealth of Nations is a long-term engagement, and journalists who take part must commit to all elements of the scheme, signing an agreement to this effect. These elements include:

  • The production of stories on illicit financial flows
  • A mentoring support scheme that will help produce these stories
  • Intensive training on reporting illicit finance
    • The first workshop will take place from Monday, 01 April – Friday, 05 April 2019 at the African Centre for Media Excellence in Kampala
    • A follow-up workshop will take place from Wednesday, 24 April – Friday, 26 April 2019 at the African Centre for Media Excellence in Kampala

Journalists will not be considered to have completed the scheme until they have completed all the elements, which include producing at least one story on illicit financial flows and will not receive their certificates until this point.


  • If selected, you will take part in two intensive workshops covering illicit finance, reporting on companies, accounts and budgets, and investigative techniques. The workshops will take place in Kampala.
  • You will propose one or more story ideas that you wish to work on within the scheme – we will provide experienced journalists to help you pursue your stories right up to publication/broadcast.
  • Selected participants will receive modest funding to help them realise their stories.
  • You will have exclusive access to expertise through our network of illicit finance experts.
  • You will also have access to story ideas and editorial advice and will be invited to share your own expertise with other participants.

Find out if your eligible for this programme and apply at the Thomson Reuters Foundation website.

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