March 12, 2012

DEADLINE: Disaster Management and Resiliency Journalism Fellowships

This new 14-day professional dialogue, study and travel program (May 13-27), co-sponsored by the East-West Center and the Center for Global Partnership, will introduce participating journalists to a broad range of disaster management activities in the United States and Japan as well as post-disaster challenges to political, economic and energy resiliency. Apply by Mar 12th.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Study: Big Quake Could Hit Tokyo 'Within 4 Years'"

"Japanese researchers have warned of a 70 percent chance that a magnitude-seven earthquake will strike Tokyo within four years, a report said Monday -- much higher than previous estimates.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo's earthquake research institute based the figure on data from the growing number of tremors in the capital since last year's March 11 earthquake off northeast Japan, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported.

Source: AFP, 01/24/2012
June 24, 2018 to June 27, 2018

East-West Center International Media Conference

Several hundred journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the United States will gather in Singapore to look at new-era trends and transformations in media and the news itself.

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April 13, 2017

DEADLINE: Korea-U.S. Journalists Exchange

The East-West Center’s 2017 Exchange, July 16-24, will focus on “Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between the United States and South Korea: The Future of the US-Korea Alliance.” Apply by Apr 13.


Health Fears, Distrust Spur Chinese To Lift Govt Fog on Pollution Data

"BEIJING — Armed with a device that looks like an old transistor radio, some Beijing residents are recording pollution levels and posting them online. It’s an act that borders on subversion. The government keeps secret all data on the fine particles that shroud China’s capital in a health-threatening smog most days. But as they grow more prosperous, Chinese are demanding the right to know what the government does not tell them: just how polluted their city is."

Source: AP, 12/08/2011
March 21, 2016

DEADLINE: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Media Fellowships

The Media Fellowships, valued at up to $10,000 each, offer up-and-coming and established journalists the opportunity to spend time in Asia, researching and preparing stories. Apply by Mar 21, 2016.



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