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TR Foundation marks World AIDS Day with courses in Nairobi and Beijing

To mark World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Thomson Reuters Foundation has run HIV/AIDS Reporting courses in Nairobi and Beijing for journalists from around the world.

A workshop for journalists in Beijing during the week leading up to World AIDS Day drew 15 reporters from Chinese print, agency and broadcasting organisations who learnt about the impact of HIV on the lives of those affected. They heard expert speakers and visited a hospital specialising in treating HIV/AIDS.

Earlier in November the Foundation held a similar HIV/AIDS workshop in Nairobi, where 16 journalists from Brazil, China, Russia, India and Nepal, as well as from a number of African countries, took part.

The Foundation held its first HIV/AIDS workshop for journalists in 2003 and has since provided several such courses each year, as well as seminars to raise awareness. ■

Thomson Reuters Foundation