Applications for the East-West Center’s Spring 2014 Jefferson Fellowships are now open. The deadline is set on November 12.
Anchored on the theme ‘Challenges of a Democratic Transition,’ a three-week series of dialogues and travels will be offered to working journalists from the United States, Asia and the Pacific. The fellows will visit the following destinations from February 22 to March 16: Honolulu, Hawaii; Jakarta and Banda Aceh, Indonesia; and Yangon and Naypyidaw, Myanmar. They will also participate in the 4th International Media Conference, a three-day conference on the topic ‘Challenges of a Free Press.’ It will be held in Yangon, March 10 to 12.
Around 12 to 14 fellowships (4 to 5 for American journalists and 7 to 9 for journalists from the Asia-Pacific region) will be awarded.
Launched in 1967, the Jefferson Fellowships are being offered to “enhance public understanding through the news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region, broadly defined as Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States,” according to the official web page of the program.
For more information about the fellowships, please visit this page: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/seminars-and-journalism-fellowships/journalism-fellowships/jefferson-fellowships