Expired: China Australia Journalist Exchange 2013

The China Australia economic relationship
and other opportunities

17 to 27 November 2013

The Asia Pacific Journalism Centre is calling for applications from Australian journalists for the inaugural China Australia Journalist Exchange, to be held from 17 to 27 November 2013.

The exchange has been initiated by the APJC and the All China Journalists Association to increase journalists’ knowledge of the other country and broaden understanding between the two countries.

Five Australian journalists will travel to China on a one-week study tour of three cities while five Chinese journalists make a parallel study tour of Australia. Both groups will then meet for a dialogue session in Beijing to compare observations and perceptions.

The theme of the 2013 exchange, “The China Australia economic relationship and other opportunities”, will allow Chinese and Australian journalists to explore both the evolving economic relationship and the broader social, cultural and political relationship.

In each country, the journalists will meet with government, business, and NGO leaders, academics, journalists, and members of the community at large.

The Australian group will travel to Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing, with APJC board member and editor-at-large of The Canberra Times, Jack Waterford.

The program is supported in Australia by the Australia China Council (ACC), the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) and Sofitel Luxury Hotels.

November 17 – 27, 2013

China: Shanghai, Chongqing, Beijing

Who can apply (Australian applicants)
Open to journalists working in print, broadcast and online news media. Applicants should have a minimum five years’ professional experience in news media.

Applicants should complete the China Australia Journalist Exchange application form and include the following:

1. A letter (maximum 500 words) outlining what you expect to achieve professionally from taking part in the program and the topics you would like to research and explore during the program.

2. A letter of recommendation from your supervisor outlining your suitability for the program and how your participation will benefit your news organisation.

3. A statement of support form from your employer confirming their commitment to contribute $1250 for your participation.

Application Form
Employer Commitment form

Application deadline
Applications must be submitted by email or fax by midnight on Friday 20 September, 2013.

• Email: inquiries@apjc.org.au (write “China Australia Exchange” in header)
• Fax: 03 9387 9750

For more information
Email: inquiries@apjc.org.au
Phone: 03 9387 9750