Embassy calls for journalists to apply for fellowship

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The US Embassy is encouraging talented print, broadcast, and online journalists to apply for East-West Centre’s (EWC) 2019 Jefferson Fellowship with the deadline set for tomorrow.
The Jefferson Fellowship is EWC’s widely-recognised and established seminar programme, with an alumni network of more than 600 Jefferson fellows across Asia-Pacific region and the US.
The programme is to enhance public understanding through news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia-Pacific region.
The fellowship provides journalists to report from cities across Asia-Pacific on key issues and developments taking place, sharing with audiences first-hand perspectives and new insights.
The programme provides a unique combination of study-dialogue at the East-West Centre, with a reporting trip taken with colleagues from countries across the region.
This provides journalists with enhanced knowledge of the most-important regional issues, reporting imbued with perspectives from journalists from 10 different countries, valuable professional contacts, and life-long friendships with their colleagues in the programme.
They also gain access to EWC’s international network media professionals and 50,000 alumni.
The theme is Migration Policy and Public Sentiment.
Participants will travel to Honolulu (Hawaii), Seoul (South Korea), Manila, (Philippines), and Sydney (Australia) from April 21-May 12, 2019. The programme will bring together 10-12 multinational journalists to explore a theme of Migration Policy and Public Sentiment.
A full scholarship for the 2019 Jefferson Fellowships is valued at US$8745 (K29,000) and covers international airfare, lodging, ground transportation, meals, and other programmatic costs.
For application instructions, please visit https://www.eastwestcenter.org/jefferson

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