Building journalism skills to report the economic life of communities, and especially the role of women, was the major theme of the most recent journalism fellowship program delivered by APJC in 2015.
Talkback is the backbone of Australian radio, and a group of Australian volunteers are working to help Timor-Leste’s community stations start their own conversations.
Melbourne radio producer Elena McMaster has recently returned home after a 12-month stint in Timor-Leste working with the country’s community radio association, Asosiasaun Radio Komunidade Timor-Leste (ARKTL).
“I appreciate the important role that journalists have in keeping communities informed about development-related issues, especially in the Pacific islands.”
– Tiriseyani Naulivou
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:
The centre works with like-minded international organisations committed to strengthening the capacity of news media to produce robust, independent and informed journalism.