Southeast Asia Journalism Tours


Southeast Asian countries have been experiencing the negative impacts of disinformation, propaganda and social media campaigns meant to skew media coverage and mislead publics and policymakers. These challenges have been compounded in an environment of decreasing press freedom in the region.

In response, the EWC will bring together 24 journalists from Southeast Asian countries for two immersive three-week dialogue, study, and reporting tours to discuss critical issues in Southeast Asia including climate impacts, environmental sustainability, regional maritime security, and receive in-depth skill-based trainings in investigative reporting, fact-checking, open source methodologies, and news literacy tools.  The tours will commence in Honolulu, HI and continue on to Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA, culminating in a capstone event in Bangkok, Thailand/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  The capstone events in Bangkok/Ho Chi Minh City will allow journalists the opportunity to share highlights and valuable lessons learned from each stop of the tour with a broader audience of experienced journalists, media and content experts from the region. 

This project activity extends and builds on the successes of journalist reporting tours and fellowships led by the Seminars and Journalism Program.



Susan Kreifels

Media Programs Manager, East-West Seminars