The EJN’s Deputy Director Tom Law left the Ethical Journalism Network in September 2019.
Since joining the EJN in December 2015, Tom led global campaigns to combat hate speech and improve migration reporting.
His interpersonal skills and ability to build networks all over the world have been outstanding and he has developed a reputation for presentational and teaching skills, across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
The EJN wishes him well in his future endeavours and will miss his deep knowledge on media ethics and international media development and we wish him well.
“Tom has helped build the EJN and won many friends for the Network at home and abroad,” said EJN Chair, Dorothy Byrne, Head of Channel 4 News and Current Affairs. “He will be missed and we wish him well for the future.”
“Working with the EJN’s partners to build trust in news media and strengthen journalism around the world has been a privilege for which I am extremely grateful,” said Tom. “I wish the EJN well in the future and will continue to support its mission as I pursue new opportunities.”
Prior to joining the EJN Tom worked as a freelance journalist specialising in covering Sudan and South Sudan and for four years was the associate editor of Sudan Tribune, a leading East African news website. His previous experience in Sudan includes; being part of the team of journalists that founded The Juba Post – an independent newspaper for South Sudan; working as a researcher for UNICEF; as information officer at SIHA Network – an East African women’s rights group; and as an English teacher at universities in Khartoum. Tom’s undergraduate dissertation in International Development Studies was about migration between Sudan and South Sudan in the period after the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
From 2014 until 2015 was the Head of Communications of Childreach International, leading the child rights organisation’s Taught Not Trafficked campaign in collaboration with SOLD, a feature film about child trafficking from Nepal to India.