KY Pung, formerly of The Star (Malaysia), has been elected president of the Society of Asian Journalists (SAJ) during its business meeting last month in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. He replaces Edi Utama, Antara senior editor. Also elected were: vice President, Mon Mon Myat, Burma; secretary, Susan Tam, Malaysia; treasurer, Bert Apostol; information officer, Josh Villanueva. It was also decided during the meeting that the 8th Annual Forum will be held in Penang, Malaysia.
A faculty member and two alumni of the ACFJ photojournalism program have been invited to be members of the jury of a photo competition organized by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Ernie Sarmiento, photojournalism faculty and former chief of photographers of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), was chosen alongside with
A restatement of ACFJ’s vision and a restructuring of its educational and training programs were among the top recommendations for the next five years that emerged from ACFJ’s two-day strategic planning workshop held July 11 and 12 at the Loyola Campus. The proposed vision states “ACFJ is the preeminent institution equipping journalists with leading
The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) formally launches its multimedia journalism program in ceremonies at the Ateneo Art Gallery on Friday, June 1.
ACFJ conducted a two-day media workshop, entitled “Meet the Media: how the media works, serves and empowers,” for four Aurora NGOs last 2-3 April 2012. The participants from BATARIS, JPAG, KALINGA, and PAMANA were given lectures on specific fields in media by different Ateneo faculty, and alumni.
Ten MA Journalism students graduated this 24 March 2012, Saturday. The five from the ten who attended the ceremony marched at the Ateneo High School’s Moro Lorenzo Gymnasium with other graduates of the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Humanities. Ma. Lira Fernandez and Klara Iskra Anonuevo who graduated in 2011 also joined this year’s graduation march.
Articles are now being accepted for the contest “Climate Change: Reporting Lens from Asia.” Journalists from East, Southeast, and South Asia who write in English and/or local languages are invited to submit entries relating policy, environment, and science to everyday issues. Deadline of submission of entries will be on 20 March 2012.
ACFJ’S Diploma for Multimedia Journalism extends its admission and fellowship application to 29 February 2012
Aurora Province, Philippines, 4 Feb 2012. Nineteen men and women from four civil society groups in Aurora Province, Philippines took part in a two-day strategic communication planning workshop in Baler, the province’s capital, February 3 to 4.
The management team of Panglantaw Mindanao underwent a three-day advanced multimedia training, January 24 to 26.