Greetings from Thomson Reuters Foundation.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) is implementing the Building Resilient
and Independent Media Ecosystems in Africa (BRIMEA) Project, a two-year
programme seeking to enable more resilient media ecosystems in Kenya, South
Africa, and Zambia through a combination of legal and media interventions.
The initiative provides journalists and newsrooms with media-related and
legal support to strengthen their editorial independence and financial
sustainability. In line with this, TRF is developing legal research and
providing legal support, while also building the capacity of media
practitioners and media organisations, both conventional and digital/social
The project has conducted research on the legal and regulatory environment
in the target countries in addition to research on the legal needs of media
practitioners. Insights from these reports will be shared with an audience
of lawyers, media support organisations, media associations, and media
practitioners in dissemination events in the three countries.
TRF seeks a consultant to develop a presentation that focuses on sharing
key insights from the legal and regulatory reports from Kenya, South Africa
and Zambia as well as the legal needs assessment. The country level reports
explore the legal and regulatory framework of the media, including the
framework on the regulation of foreign ownership and transparency of
ownership of media. The legal needs assessment identifies legal
vulnerabilities and needs of both media outlets and individual media
practitioners. TRF seeks a consultant to synthesize key themes and
identified needs from across the four reports and create a dynamic
presentation package that includes speaker notes, a PowerPoint
presentation, and suggestions for dynamic delivery from an information
sharing perspective. The consultant will also develop a set of discussion
questions for group discussion sessions lead by media freedom legal
professionals with the group in attendance at the presentation session(s).
We are seeking a journalist, lawyer, or academic for this consultancy.
Academics may be very well positioned as they’re accustomed to developing
and presenting content based on research therefore we are reaching out to
you or your colleagues who would be a best fit. The candidate should be
familiar with best practices for speaking/communicating information to
foster learning, how to develop discussion questions that foster
interesting conversation, etc
We seek to engage a consultant on a freelance basis, working up to a
maximum of 25 hours (subject to agreement) in March 2023.
Kindly find attached a detailed TOR for this role. Please note that the
deadline has been extended to *15th March 2023. *We are happy for you to
apply or share with a wider suitable audience.