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This is an opportunity provided by the Reporting Land Rights programme: Find out more 

Urbanisation, industrialisation, resource extraction, tribal welfare, forest cover: Property Rights underpin major issues that Indian reporters cover every day.

Access to land is crucial to boosting productivity, alleviating poverty and eradicating hunger, addressing gender inequalities and human rights abuses, and identifying solutions to the barriers hindering economic growth in the country.

This programme, which is a collaboration between the India Land and Development Conference and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, will help Indian journalists to better understand property rights and incorporate it in their reporting, whether they are covering business and industry, the environment, urban revitalisation, indigenous rights, food security, or a range of other topics.

The one-day workshop in New Delhi on March 11, 2019 will feature content on understanding property rights in India; journalism skills and research techniques; approaches to building sources in the field; and talks from guest experts.

Selected journalists will have their travel and accommodation expenses covered.


  • Journalists working for domestic media anywhere in India are eligible
  • Journalists working in any medium may apply—print, radio, TV, online
  • Journalists must be fluent in English
  • Journalists must have a minimum of one year's experience. They should either be working full-time for a media organization, or a freelancer whose main work is journalism


We will cover all transport, accommodation and subsistence costs.


When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents - please have these ready:

  • 2 relevant work samples (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English if possible. For stories not in English, please include a 250-word English summary about the story. 
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories

If you have any difficulties applying, please email


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