The Global Media Programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) recently published a magazine highlighting its many initiatives in promoting free and independent media worldwide.
In an article entitled ‘Media Promotion in Asia,’ the publication featured the works of ACFJ, citing the Center’s efforts to provide ‘a wide range of further education programming’ to journalists and media managers from the ‘digital natives’ generation who are being appointed to senior positions.
Of particular mention was ACFJ’s Master in Journalism program that offers courses on media ethics, media law and other specialized courses.
Paul Linnarz, director of the Media Programme Asia, wrote the article. He said that they tie up with ACFJ in conducting regular meetings with ACFJ alumni and the annual Forum for Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism to “ensure that young professionals also maintain and strengthen their personal contacts with their colleagues in the region.
Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, KAS deputy secretary general, publication editor-in-chief, said KAS media programme aims to ensure ‘that the media perform their role in the development and stabilization of democracy worldwide, and live up to their political responsibility.”
The publication also examines KAS projects in Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in selected KAS offices in 12 countries across the globe.
The magazine was printed in Germany in 2011.