Honolulu-based East-West Center Invites Journalists to 2018 Jefferson Fellowships

Are you a journalist? Then, you must be interested in going to Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, on official business, Specifically for the 2018 Jefferson Fellowships organized by the Honolulu-based East-West Center (EWC).

Here’s your chance.

The EWC through Ms. Elizabeth “Queen Liz’ Dorn has sent out an invitation for the fellowship to be held on June 18 to July 10 with the them revolving around “Populism, Identity, and the State of Democracy in Southeast Asia.” EWC will accept applications for the study tour until Tuesday, March 16.

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This is a competitive fellowship, and you have to fight it out with other applicants in your respective country. Not a physical fight, though. If you get lucky to be selected, your destinations are Honolulu; Singapore; Manila, Philippines; and Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

“We hope that you will share this announcement widely with your newsrooms and networks and encourage qualified journalists to apply. “The 2018 program will provide journalists an opportunity to explore how domestic, regional, and global forces are influencing the democratic progress in Southeast Asia and producing a new generation of populist leaders and movements as well as identity-based conflict,” said Dorn, seminars program coordinator, professional development, at EWC.

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EWC designed the Jefferson Fellowships for journalists from the United States and Asia Pacific during which participants of the three-week study tour will engage in a “dialogue and travel reporting program to deepen their knowledge of key regional issues and build international networks to enhance coverage of the Asia Pacific region.”

Applicants should be working journalists in print, broadcast, and on-line platforms who are residents of the U.S., Asia and the Pacific Islands, and have under their belts – other than English fluency — at least five years of experience.


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EDD K. Usman
EDD K. Usman: 1st winner of “Best Science Feature Story” of 2018 UP Science Journalism Award on February 17; winner in June 2014 for Print Media in Kabalikat Award Media Category of PCIEERD-DOST Science Journalism Award; alumnus of United States’ East-West Center 2008 Senior Journalists Seminar; participant of South Korea 2000 Executive Seminar for Information Technology Journalists; senior journalist at Manila Bulletin until April 15, 2016; stringer/contributor at present for Rappler, Newsbytes.ph, Claire Delfin Online Magazine, Malaya Business Insight, Agriculture Magazine (of Manila Bulletin), and U.S.-based Philippine News. Traveled on assignment abroad more than 30 times. Reports about SciTech, IT, ICT, Current Events, and many other subjects under Heaven.

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