Interested in giving back?

If you’d like to help empower journalists in the Asia Pacific region, you might like to get involved in the work of APJC.
For the past 15 years APJC has run media development programs and journalist exchanges throughout Asia and the Pacific.
The centre is now looking for volunteer professionals to continue this work and develop new ways to fulfil our mission. Immediate priorities are program management, communications and fund raising.
For more information contact APJC chairman Jack Waterford at or board member John Wallace at

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

– Tiriseyani Naulivou

Read article

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.