2004 SOUTHEAST ASIA PRESS FELLOWSHIP Towards an Information Society in Southeast Asia The South East Asia Press Alliance (SEAPA) is inviting Asean journalists to apply for a five-week fellowship exchange program. The program scheduled between May 23-June 30, 2004 will grant opportunity for the participants to do stories either in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Towards an Information Society in Southeast Asia, the program is the third of its kind. The program's goal is to help Southeast Asian journalists to better understand the cross-border impacts and challenges, brought upon by information and communication technologies on the society and the media. How technology shapes the way the media cover stories, professionally and ethically. The media will need to understand its important role in helping build up a sustainable information society in Southeast Asia where access to information is uneven. This year, the program can accommodate between 10-12 fellows. The results of the reporting will be published or broadcasted by their respective news organizations well as SEAPA web site. According to the program, participants will attend a five-day introduction in Bangkok in the last week of May after which they will go to their destination country to work on stories of their interests, which is not their own country. Applicants should be working journalists with at least five years working experience either as a freelancer or a staff in news organizations, proven skills in writing and speaking English. Eligible countries cover Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand They are required to send a 500-word letter identifying themselves as well as describing their interested projects relate to the program title, and five samples of their works related to the theme to secretariat of SEAPA in Bangkok not later than March 31, 2004. The last fellowship program was being held from May 19-June 26, 2003 and attended by six fellows from Philippines and Indonesia and one each from Malaysia and Thailand. SEAPA will provide fellows with the logistical support as well as news organization to be their hosts. SEAPA is founded in 1998 by Indonesia's Alliance of Independent Journalists and the Institute for the Studies on Free Flow of Information, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and the Thai Journalists Association. For more details of the previous programs, please visit SEAPA web site at www.seapabkk.org Secretariat Address: Southeast Asian Press Alliance 538/1 Samsen Rd. Dusit Bangkok 10300 Thailand Tel/fax: 62-2-243-5579 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.seapabkk.org ======== Asia Pacific Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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