Call for journalists to attend seminar in Myanmar

Deadline: 8 October 2017

 

Journalists ages 25 to 40 can apply to attend this event.

 

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is organizing 11th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar, in conjunction with the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM13) Nov. 17 to 22 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

 

The seminar’s theme is “Shaping public perceptions and minds towards achieving the SDGs.” Journalists from Asia and Europe will gather to exchange ideas and best practices on challenges they face in reporting on sustainable development. While journalism has traditionally focused on covering conflict and societal challenges, Constructive Journalism could potentially pave the way for greater awareness and support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),through a focus on the achievements and success stories they have produced. The ASEFJS11 will, therefore, explore how media houses and journalists can contribute to shaping positive perceptions and mindsets among ASEM societies about sustainability and the achievability of the SDGs.

 

Candidates must be from ASEM partner countries and have an excellent command of English.

 

Selected participants receive accommodation, meals and a travel subsidy.

 

Eligibility

  • Citizens of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries;
  • Practicing journalists, reporters, freelancers, and representatives of media associations;
  • The seminar will be conducted in English only, and therefore requires strong verbal and written command of English by all participants.

 

For more information and to apply, visit the official website.