East-West Center organizes seminar for senior journalists [Asia, US, Canada, Europe, MENA]

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Specialized Topics

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.