Apply Now: 2019 China Australia Journalist Exchange

Six Australian journalists will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the vital relationship between China and Australia, with a special focus on environmental issues.

This year’s China visit is being run in collaboration with the Melbourne Press Club. Funding is being provided by the Australian Embassy in Beijing.

Participants will see developments in clean energy technology, including international collaboration to reduce carbon emissions. They will also explore the fallout from US-China trade tensions and the progress of China’s multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road initiative.

The program will run from 11 to 19 November, with visits to Beijing, Shanghai and Qingdao.

Applications are invited from all media and particularly early to mid-career journalists. Applicants are required to provide supporting references and show how they would benefit from the program.

The China Australia Journalist Exchange was established in 2013 by the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre and the All-China Journalists Association to improve the capacity of journalists in each country to cover the bilateral relationship in its growing complexity.

For details and applications, visit our program page or www.melbournepressclub.com.

“I appreciate the important role that journalists have in keeping communities informed about development-related issues, especially in the Pacific islands.”

– Tiriseyani Naulivou

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The APJC mission

The APJC was established as a not-for profit in 2003 with the mission of “helping media in the Asia Pacific region share professional knowledge in a changing world”.

The mission recognises that news media are affected by broader changes in society, such as globalisation, digital transformations, and changing relationships between government, media and society.

It also recognises that media development is an important tool for economic and social development in the developing world.

The APJC’s programs fall into two broad categories:

  • professional development programs for media people in developing countries
  • cultural exchange and innovation programs for media people generally.

The centre works with like-minded international organisations committed to strengthening the capacity of news media to produce robust, independent and informed journalism.