Tom Law is the Director of Campaigns and Communications at the Ethical Journalism Network which he joined in December 2015 to lead the organisation’s international media ethics campaigns with a focus on challenging hate speech, migration reporting, media literacy, and promotion of good governance and self-regulation. Tom’s work with the EJN’s supporters and partners has taken him to Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cameroon, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia,Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malta, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Uganda, Serbia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Romania, Thailand and Qatar.
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.