Reporting ASEAN Fellowship 2016 now open

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

BRUNEIAN journalists can now apply for the Reporting ASEAN Fellowship 2016 programme until October 31, which is the deadline for the first round of applications.

The programme, which is open to nationals of ASEAN member countries, will see selected journalists receiving coverage subgrants to carry out reportage of their approved story topics over a period of two months.

Successful applicants will also receive scholarships to attend the Reporting ASEAN Media Forum 2016 which will be held from December 2 to 4 in Bangkok, Thailand.

According to information on the Reporting ASEAN website, applicants must be professional print, broadcast (TV or radio), online or multimedia journalists, or photojournalists from an ASEAN country.

They must also have worked in media for at least three years, and submit fresh, in-depth ideas for stories investigating issues around ASEAN as part of their applications.

Reporting ASEAN said that among the story proposals it was looking for were those that focused on — although not limited to — analysis of the progress of the ASEAN Community and ASEAN integration, cross-border connectivity, media coverage of ASEAN issues, stimulation of sustainable growth and development, gender equality, climate change, regional stability and security, and respect for diversity and human rights.

Story proposals will be screened on originality, creativity, relevance to the overall development of ASEAN societies and the presence of a strong regional angle that goes beyond local or national reporting, among other elements.

Print fellows will be required to produce a package of stories totaling at least 2,500 words, to be published in their respective media outlets.

Meanwhile photojournalists are to produce photo essays composed of 15 quality photos selected from the shots they take, with text of up to 800 words.

Broadcast journalist applicants are required to produce a story or feature with a minimum of three minutes to be aired in their respective media outlets.

Interested journalists can submit their applications at http://bit.ly/reportingaseanmediafellowship.

Reporting ASEAN is hosted by Probe Media Foundation Inc, and its 2016 phase is supported by an ASEAN-Canada project which is funded by the Government of Canada in partnership with Air Asia, the ASEAN Foundation and the Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund.

The Brunei Times