East / Southeast Asia

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The Belt and Road Initiative: A Study Tour for Arab Journalists

Participants from ICFJ's 2018 Reporting Tour for Arab Journalists, with Program Assistant Tabitha Richmond.
China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has raised questions about the regional power’s growing global influence. To date, more than 60 countries have either indicated interest in or signed on to projects under the project that promised to generate investment and employment in some of the world’s poorest countries. Nearly

TruthBuzz: Making the Truth Go Viral

TruthBuzz recruited five full-time Fellows to work in newsrooms in some of the most populous nations: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States. The Fellows will help reporters adopt compelling storytelling methods that improve the reach and impact of fact-checking and help “inoculate” audiences against false or misleading information.
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Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences

Three U.S.-based journalists will be selected for a 19-day reporting trip in Japan, to be conducted between May and September 2018, in the fifth year of ICFJ's "Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences" program. The participating journalists will work with an experienced Japanese interpreter and fixer, and are expected to dig into the economic, social, cultural, environmental and energy-policy challenges facing the country. ICFJ will consider program alumni for one spot.

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Engaging the Electorate: A Program Focusing on Elections Coverage and Multimedia Reporting for Cambodian Journalists

The application deadline for this program has passed.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with funding and support from the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, is seeking applicants for a program for Cambodian journalists focusing on election coverage. The program features an online course in Khmer, a study tour in the United States for selected participants, and individual online mentoring.

ICFJ will select up to 25 qualified Cambodian journalists from legitimate media outlets in Cambodia to participate in the online course.

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Illuminating Today’s Japan for American Audiences

A program, organized by ICFJ and funded by the United States-Japan Foundation, sent three U.S. journalists to Japan for 12-day reporting tours with the goal of shedding light on the relationship between the two nations and the aftermath of the disasters in March 2011. The participating journalists traveled in Japan for 12 days with an experienced Japanese journalist and interpreter, and were expected to dig into the economic, social, environmental and energy-policy challenges still facing Japan after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.