Memories of Marawi Three years ago, the Asian Center for Journalism traveled to Northern Mindanao as part of Panglantaw Mindanao (Mindanao perspective), a project aimed at producing multimedia stories on Mindanao issues. Armed with cameras, voice recorders and laptops, the team planned to reach as far as Marawi, the only city in the Read More
It is a joy to be part of ACFJ. I always feel it’s among the few best things that have happened to me.
Former Philippine President Corazon C. Aquino, along with Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J, Ateneo ?de Manila University president, and Thomas Stehling, director of the KAS Media?Programme Asia, graces the inauguration of ACFJ and its logo.
Grad Journ program launch
The MA Journalism program is launched, attracting a first batch of eight? students from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The group will graduate ?two years later, in 2005.
First resource book
ACFJ’s first resource book on Asian journalism: Best Practices in Journalism ?Education in the Information Age is published.
‘Asia’ to CFJ’s name
The Center adds 'Asia' to its name, and becomes known as ACFJ, the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University.
World Press Photo exhibit
ACFJ hosts its first World Press Photo Exhibition in three strategic points in Metro Manila. In the following years, ACFJ with its partners – the Netherlands Embassy, SM Supermalls and Unilever Philippines – will bring the exhibit back to Manila.
Tie up with Korea Press Foundation
For the first time, ACFJ works with an Asian press organization, the Korea Press Foundation, to convene an Asian journalism conference. The 2008 conference carried the theme “Peace and Prosperity in Asia and the Role of Media.”
ACFJ 10th anniversary
ACFJ celebrates its tenth year anniversary at the Ateneo de Manila University. The center signs a memorandum of agreement with the European Journalism Centre aimed at undertaking exchange programs for students and lecturers, internships, joint research activities, and exchange of academic materials and publications.
Press Freedom 2.0 Project
ACFJ and the Netherlands-based World Press Photo Foundation agree to partner in a five-year project to support initiatives in improving the quality of media and promoting civic participation and greater accountability of democratic institutions in Asia.
Society of Asian Journalists is formed
ACFJ alumni organize The Society of Asian Journalists during the 6th Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism in Beijing, China. The Society aims to address alumni’s needs for networking and research, promote the work of ACFJ, and serve as a dynamic advocate for an independent and credible voice in Asia.
Launch of Multimedia Journalism Program
The Diploma in Multimedia Journalism program is launched. Its first coordinator is David James Clark, PhD, a multimedia reporter at China Daily, course leader of the MA International Media Journalism, jointly offered by the University of Bolton, and the Beijing Foreign Studies University.
ANN coordinators meet and crowdsourcing conference
A total of 96 participants from 20 countries came to the Ateneo to participate in a special event where industry leaders and experts shared their thoughts on journalistic practices and trends such as crowdsourcing and their implications on the Asian region.