The Disaster Management and Resiliency in the Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships program will be organized from May 13 – 27, 2012. This fellowship programme is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Partnership.
This new 14-day professional dialogue, study and travel program is designed for 12 working print, broadcast and online journalists from the United States, Japan, China and those Asian and Oceanic countries bordering the tectonic Pacific Plate. This will introduce participating journalists to an extensive range of disaster management activities in the United States and Japan as well as post-disaster challenges to political, economic and energy resiliency.
Emphasis will be given on:
•Disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts at the local, federal and international levels;
•government, military, business and civil-society initiatives successful in reducing risk and in providing assistance post-disaster;
•Resilience to recover from disasters and the maintenance of political structures, economic markets, energy policies and the functionality of society in the wake of a catastrophe;
•Impact of recent catastrophic natural disasters on economic markets and supply chains throughout the Asia pacific region;
•Responses to the Fukushima nuclear crisis and the future of energy policy and security in the Asia pacific region.
Study Tour Destinations: San Francisco, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Tokyo, Japan; Sendai, Japan
Mid-career journalists with a minimum of seven years of experience in journalism, Media professionals from print, broadcast and online news organizations, including reporters, writers, editors, producers, columnists, bloggers and editorial writers can apply. Participating journalists will include four Japanese, four Americans, and four journalists from China and Asian and Oceanic countries bordering the tectonic Pacific Plate. These countries include Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Journalists who specialize in topics related to the specific theme are preferred. Fluency in English is required.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2012
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