The East-West Center has announced the 2012 Korea-United States Journalists Exchange journalism programme for print, broadcast and online journalists with at least five years of experience from the United States and Korea. Scheduled to hold June 12 - 25, 2012, it will focus on the impact of the 2012 presidential elections and the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement on bilateral relationship.
Funded by the East-West Center, the Henry Luce Foundation and the Korea Press Foundation, it will provide the selected Korean journalists the opportunity of visiting Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado, and conversely, the U.S. journalists the opportunity of visiting Seoul, Pusan and Kwangju in South Korea. The programme covers all air transportation, lodging and program-related ground transportation and meals for participating journalists.
Study tours lined up as part of the exchange programme, will also afford participants the opportunity of meeting with government officials, community and business leaders, educators and students, and local journalists to gain insights on diverse issues and perspectives among Americans and Koreans, as it affects relations between the two countries.
Participants will also attend the East-West Center's 3rd International Media Conference in Seoul - a 3-day conference that will focus on the news and media issues in Asia and the Pacific. There will also be a one-day dialogue at the Korea Press Foundation in Seoul, which will provide a platform to discuss how the media coverage of U.S.-Korea issues can be enhanced.
Application deadline for American journalists: February 8, 2012.
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