Reporting for sustainable economic development in Indonesia

Journalists from Indonesia will attend a leadership program in Australia in August and September to develop professional skills for reporting on the economy and environmental sustainability.

The five-week program involves 10 journalists – representing broadcast, online and print media – from the provinces of Aceh, Bali, Jakarta, Jambi, Papua, Riau, West Java and West Kalimantan.

The fellowship, run by the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre, will provide participants with skills and insights for reporting on economic issues, with particular reference to environmental impacts and long-term sustainability.

The fellows will take part in training and dialogue sessions in various locations around Australia including Melbourne, Canberra and Albury-Wodonga.

In Canberra, they will meet experts from ANU’s Climate Change Institute, visit the Parliamentary Press Gallery and assess renewable energy projects. In Albury-Wodonga they will be exposed to the wide range of issues involved in water management and protection.

The fellowship starts on August 11, 2014.