East-West Center organizes senior journalism seminar [Asia, MENA, US, Europe]

East-West Center organizes senior journalism seminar [Asia, MENA, US, Europe]

Posted on April 10, 2017


May 10, 2017

Reporters, writers, editors, producers, columnists and bloggers with at least 10 years of experience can apply to this program.

The East-West Center is accepting applications for its Senior Journalists Seminar. The program is a professional dialogue, study and travel program that seeks to bridge the gaps between the United States and the Muslim world.

Twelve to 16 journalists will spend 21 days traveling to Washington and Minneapolis, United States; Manila/Cotabato City, Philippines; and Istanbul, Turkey. They will meet with religious and interfaith-dialogue leaders, government officials, business executives, academics, community leaders and cultural experts to better understand the impact of religion on government policy, finance, education and culture.

Journalists must be from the United States or countries with significant Muslim populations, including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, United States; Algeria, Belgium, Canada, Chad, Cyprus, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen.

Accepted applicants will receive roundtrip airfare for the study tour, lodging, ground transportation, program-related meals and a modest per diem. They will have to pay a fee of US$800 for other expenses related to the trip.

The program will take place Aug. 23 to Sept. 15.

The deadline to apply is May 10.

For more information, click here.