Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific journalists explore reporting economic affairs

September-October 2007

This program is designed to give the journalists a better understanding of the business, finance and economic fields and provides reporting skills and insights that they can apply in their countries. Nine Asia Pacific journalists identified as leaders or future leaders in their profession attended the program.

The program consisted of a one-week leadership workshop, a week of professional visits to financial, business, media and other institutions in Melbourne, a two-week master class on Reporting Economic Affairs, followed by a news media attachment and further professional visits in Canberra and Sydney.

Feedback from participants praised the way the program provided an opportunity for journalists from quite different countries to come together to discuss issues of common concern.

The program, funded by AusAID as part of AusAID’s Australian Leadership Awards (ALA), was jointly hosted by the APJC and the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association.

APJC fellows:

Mr Frans Anggal, editor, Flores Pos, Ende, Indonesia
Mr Herman Lengam, director Radio Berita Matoa, Manokwari, Papua, Indonesia
Ms Safitri Rayuni, correspondent for Bisnis Indonesia in Pontianak, Indonesia
Mr Mouzinho De Araujo, chief of staff, Timor Post, Dili, Timor-Leste
Ms Bibian Barreng, reporter, The National, Port Moresby, PNG
Ms Sandra Lawoi, business reporter, National Broadcasting Corporation, PNG
Mr Eric Tapakau, business editor, Post Courier, Port Moresby, PNG
Mr Ricky Binihi, freelance finance journalist and lecturer, Santos, Vanuatu
Ms Cherelle Jackson, news editor, Newsline, Malifa, Samoa