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The Thomson Reuters Foundation was created to advance and promote the highest standards in journalism worldwide through media training and humanitarian reporting.

For over three decades, we have been informing, connecting and empowering people around the world through our free programmes and services.

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COVID-19, Regulatory Rollback and the ‘Green Recovery’: Indigenous Peoples Raise Their Voices

Reports & Research
September, 2020

COVID-19 has negatively affected indigenous land rights, particularly for those who already face food insecurity as a result of land confiscation or grabbing and the loss of their territories. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the expropriation of indigenous lands and natural resources and the increase in conflicts on their territories were already placing indigenous peoples in a particularly precarious situation. The crisis has led to reports of encroachment upon indigenous land by opportunists, such as illegal loggers and miners.

COVID-19 and Public Health: Indigenous Peoples on the Front Line

Reports & Research
September, 2020

Three-quarters of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, with Ebola, SARS, MERS and now COVID-19 being examples. Scientists are warning that deforestation, industrial agriculture, illegal wildlife trade, climate change and other types of environmental degradation increase the risk of future pandemics.

COVID-19, Biodiversity and Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples Defining the Path Forward

Reports & Research
September, 2020

Indigenous Peoples and local communities manage more than half of the world´s land. These biodiverse ancestral lands are vital to the people who steward them and the planet we all share. But governments only recognize indigenous and community legal ownership of 10 percent of the world´s lands. Secure tenure is essential for safeguarding the existing forests against external forces. This is specifically true for forests managed by Indigenous Peoples, where much of the world’s carbon is stored.

Webinar Report: Building a Land Information Ecosystem in India

Reports & Research
January, 2020

An information ecosystem is an extremely vast and cluttered space. What data exist? What data is up to date? What data is reliable? Who owns the data? Can I use the data without inflicting harm? Who are the data subjects? Many people across numerous sectors struggle with such questions and more. The land governance sector in India is no different. But somehow, it seems the land data ecosystem in India is more complex and controversial.

Thomson Reuters Foundation


The Thomson Reuters Foundation promotes socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. The Foundation runs programs that inform, connect, and ultimately empower people around the world. Omidyar Network is supporting the Thomson Reuters Foundation to develop Place, the first digital platform dedicated to land and property rights issues that includes original print and video news content, infographics and reports, country profiles, moderated forums, analysis, and opinion pieces. The Foundation leverages its global network of freelance contributors and a team of journalists, videographers, and animators to generate meaningful, global visibility and to allow stories on land and property rights to reach different demographics and geographies.