Mongolian journalists examine Australian mining industry

Twelve Mongolian journalists will learn about mining in Australia and how it is reported by news media when they arrive in Australia this weekend for an Asia Pacific Journalism Centre (APJC) professional development program.

The program, being run in collaboration with the Mongolian Press Institute with support from AusAID under its Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowships scheme, aims to help the journalists better report and analyse their country’s own mining boom and the social and environmental issues stemming from it.

The 6-week program includes a visit to Rio Tinto’s NorthParkes gold and copper mine in NSW, and workshops and seminars at the APJC and the Sustainable Mining Institute at the University of Queensland. The group will be briefed by journalists, indigenous leaders, business and trade experts, mining bosses, unionists, academics and non-profit organisations.

Mongolia’s new Ambassador to Australia, Bold Ravdan (Mr Bold), will officially open the program at APJC’s Melbourne office on Monday, June 25.

For more information or to attend the program’s opening, contact:

Laura Gilmartin
P. +61393879740
M. +61430993628