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International group of 13 accomplished journalists will travel to China, Japan and Hawai‘i to explore the economic future of the Asia-Pacific region.
HONOLULU - (March 23, 2016) -- The East-West Center has announced the selection of 13 accomplished international journalists for its 2016 Jefferson Fellowships travel-study seminar. The print and broadcast journalists from 10 countries and territories will travel together in May to China, Japan and Hawai‘i to gain on-the-ground perspectives, deepen knowledge of regional issues and build a professional network of contacts. Participants represent a range of top news organizations including CNN International, National Public Radio, Times of India, Straits Times, Global Times and others.
The selected Jefferson Fellows are:
Mr. Syed Asif ALI, Assistant Editor, The News International, Karachi, Pakistan
Ms. Bethany ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN, Assistant Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington, USA
Ms. Azadeh ANSARI, International News Editor, CNN International, Atlanta, USA
Mr. Nishant DAHIYA, Asia Editor, National Public Radio, Washington, USA
Mr. Carter DOUGHERTY, Senior International Economics Writer, International Business Times, New York, USA
Mr. Nirmal GHOSH, Indochina Bureau Chief, The Straits Times, Bangkok, Thailand
Ms. Samantha HAYES, Senior Presenter and Reporter, Newshub, Mediaworks Ltd (TV3), Auckland, New Zealand
Ms. Sheradyn HOLDERHEAD, Political Reporter, News Corp Australia – The Advertiser and Sunday Mail, Adelaide, Australia
Mr. Yophiandi KURNIAWAN, News Producer, Kompas TV, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ms. Kwangyin LIU, Senior Reporter, CommonWealth Magazine, Taipei City, Taiwan
Mrs. Helen TARAWA – REI, Senior Journalist/Reporter, The National Newspaper, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Mr. Pradeep THAKUR, Senior Assistant Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, India
Ms. Xiaojing XING, Chief Correspondent, Global Times, Beijing, China
The program will provide journalists with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the economic challenges and restructuring in Japan and China. Travel to Beijing and Guiyang will explore China’s efforts to maintain its growth as it shifts to a new model based more on domestic demand versus government investment, higher value-added manufacturing and innovation, while also addressing environmental degradation and the need for a broader distribution of wealth. In Japan, meetings and visits in Kitakyushu/Fukuoka and Tokyo will explore Prime Minister Abe’s monetary, fiscal, and structural reform measures intended to boost the economy out of persistent deflation and stimulate growth.
About the Jefferson Fellowships:
The Jefferson Fellowships program is a three-week professional dialogue, study and travel program designed for working journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the United States to broaden their understanding of Asia Pacific-U.S. issues, gain on-the-ground perspectives and build an international network of contacts. Founded in 1967, the Jefferson program is the East-West Center’s most widely-recognized and established seminar program, with an illustrious network of more than 650 program alumni from leading news organizations across the Asia Pacific region and the United States.
The Freeman Foundation of Stowe Vermont provides core funding for the Fellowships along with the East-West Center. Additional funding is provided by: Asia New Zealand Foundation, Mary Morgan Hewett Fund, U.S. embassies in Asia Pacific, private businesses and journalists' news organizations.
The EAST-WEST CENTER promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. More than 2,200 journalists have participated in EWC media programs.
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East-West Center Announces
2016 Jefferson Fellows