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2011 Senior Journalists Seminar for Asian and American Journalists

13/12/2010 18:32

Print, broadcast and online journalists from the United States and Asian countries with substantial Muslim populations, specifically Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand with a minimum of ten years of experience, can now apply to take part in the 2011 Senior Journalists Seminar. 


The journalism programme provides a platform for dialogue, travel and exchange for such senior writers, reporters, editors, columnists and producers. The aim of the programme is also to provide opportunities for Asian and United States journalists to meet and discuss issues which appear to have caused deterioration in the traditionally good relationships between Asian countries with large Muslim populations and the United States, especially since the September 11, 2001 attacks; explore these issues with government officials, diplomats, community leaders, religious authorities and others active in the dialogue on Asian-U.S. relations and to address with journalists from Asia and the United States political and cultural challenges faced by professional journalists in reporting on and commenting on issues in contemporary Asian-U.S. relations.  


The programme, which would hold between April 30 - May 21, 2011 would include study tour for Asian Journalists that would include an itinery through  Washington, DC; New York City, New York; and Colorado Springs/Denver, Colorado, while the study tour for American Journalists would include itinery through Dhaka, Bangladesh; Manila, Philippines; and Mindanao, Philippines.


Required Materials


  • A maximum two-page letter outlining your interest, a brief description of your news organization and what you expect to accomplish if an award is granted.  It should be a topic that represents a perspective from your country/community related to the program theme.
  • A letter of recommendation on official letterhead from your supervisor describing your suitability for the Fellowship and the benefit the organization hopes to derive from your participation in the program.
  • Names, addresses, phone/fax numbers and e-mail of three people who may be contacted by the Center as references. Two of these references should be people outside your news organization. 
  • Writing sample not to exceed two double-spaced pages. This could be a previously published article related to the seminar theme (local language pieces need to be accompanied by an English translation) or an essay specially written for the application addressing the seminar theme.  


Deadline for submission: January 1, 2011.


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Application forms can be sent by post to: 


ATTN:  Senior Journalists Seminar

East-West Seminars

East-West Center

1601 East-West Road

Honolulu, Hawai‘i  96848-1601, U.S.A.

Phone: 808-944-7682 

Fax: 808-944-7600


OR by email to:   sjs@eastwestcenter.org


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