Visiting Pacific journalists connect with Australia’s women leaders

A group of 11 journalists from southwest Pacific countries met Australian politicians and business leaders as part of a professional development program on news media and the role of women in the economy. In Canberra, the group had discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja, as well as business, community and journalism leaders. The 5-week leadership fellowship was run by the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia Awards scheme.

Journalists from Australia and China participate in study exchange

The need for a broader understanding between China and Australia beyond the burgeoning trade relationship was a major theme of discussions ending the first China Australia Journalist Exchange. The one-day dialogue, held in Beijing on November 26, concluded a 10-day professional study tour program in which six journalists from China visited Australia and six Australian journalists visited China.
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Indonesian, Pacific journalists explore mining impacts

August-September 2013 Journalists from Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands sharpened their skills for reporting on mining and its impacts during a five-week fellowship with the APJC in September 2013. The Australian Awards Fellowship program, Mining, Media and Development: Regional knowledge-sharing, aimed to contribute to greater public understanding of mining in the journalists’ […]

Pacific journalists gain insights into covering elections

September 2013 Eight senior journalists from the Pacific say they gained valuable insights into news reporting on electoral processes during a week-long program to monitor election coverage in Australia. “It gave me, a journalist from Fiji, the chance to rub shoulders with the best of the best in Australia,” Vijay Narayan, news director at Fiji […]
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eTour looks at Iraq development challenge after 10 years of conflict

March 2013 Eleven early-career journalists took a virtual tour to Iraq to investigate the massive health and other development challenges facing the country 10 years after the start of the US-led invasion on 19 March 2003. The project, Iraq 10 Years On: reporting the development challenge, involved briefings and presentations at the APJC in Melbourne […]