Senior print, radio, broadcast and online journalists from the U.S. and countries with substantial Muslim populations can apply for this seminar.
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.
The seminar is scheduled for Sept. 4 to 27. Participants will travel to Washington and Chicago as well as Dhaka/Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, and Istanbul, Turkey.
Journalists covering all relevant beats from the following countries are eligible to apply: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka,Thailand and the United States.
In addition, journalists who specifically cover art and/or culture, including race and/or minority issues, from the following countries are also eligible: 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 deadline is May 23.