Timothy Large is an award-winning multimedia journalist and news editor. As Director of Journalism and Media Programs at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, he drives programs to raise journalistic standards worldwide and help independent media flourish, even under repressive regimes. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, responsible for global news services covering the world’s under-reported stories including humanitarian issues, women’s rights, the human impacts of climate change and corruption. Recently he stepped down to go freelance, predicting “tough times but exciting times too”. Timothy Large: “I’ve decided to leave the mother ship and strike out on my own”.
UK, 2016 Director: Timothy Large Production: Thomson Reuters Foundation Dokumentary,14 min English An Australian government plan to build a nuclear waste dump in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia’s biggest mountain range and an iconic tourist attraction, has sparked debate over the nation’s nuclear future that highlights a familiar tension between quick economic gain and long-term custodianship of land occupied by Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years. Traditional landowners call the proposal “cultural genocide” and a desecration of sacred sites rich in archaeological importance to indigenous Adnyamathanha people, while proponents see the promise of jobs and infrastructure.