The Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships (APJF) program was initiated in 1998 for the purpose of strengthening understanding between Asia and the United States through study, dialogue and field study in the Asia Pacific for American journalists. Each program offers opportunities for six to eight senior American broadcast, print, and online journalists to participate.
The 2014 Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships, scheduled for March 3-19, 2014, took nine US journalists to Singapore; Taipei, Taiwan; and Yangon, Myanmar. The APJF program in Singapore and Taiwan included high-level meetings with government officials as well as business, civic, cultural and religious leaders; NGOs; and other community members to gain a deeper understanding of these important economies and societies. This program included meetings with Singapore’s minister of foreign affairs and President Ma of Taiwan.
In Yangon, the journalists participated in the East-West Center’s 4th International Media Conference, March 9-12, titled "Challenges of a Free Press," with more than 400 media professionals from 31 countries attended. Our biennial conference has become one of the most prestigious media gatherings in the region and the only one to focus on US-Asia Pacific news and media issues. The conference included keynote speakers, panels of journalists, and media workshops. Please see conference details including confirmed keynote speakers and topics at www.eastwestcenter.org/imc2014.
Dates: March 3-19, 2014
Study Tour Destinations: Singapore; Taipei, Taiwan; Yangon, Myanmar
Funding: East-West Center, Shih Hsin University in Taiwan and Singapore International Foundation
Participation was by invitation only.
The 2014 participants were
Ms. Bianca Bosker, Executive Tech Editor, Huffington Post, New York, New York
Mr. Ryan Bradley, Senior Editor, Fortune, New York, New York
Ms. Lydia DePillis, Reporter, Washington Post, Washington DC
Mr. Brier Dudley, Technology Columnist, Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington
Ms. Victoria Kennedy, International News Producer, CNN International, Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Don Lee, Chief Economics Writer, Los Angeles Times, Washington Bureau, Washington DC
Ms. Maureen Pao, International Digital News Producer, Editor and Blogger, NPR, Washington DC
Mr. Charles Sherman, Editor in Chief, Miami Herald International Edition, Miami, Florida
Ms. Veronica Stoddart, Editor in Chief for Travel, USA Today, McLean, Virginia
For information on the 2012 Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowship program, click here.
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