Media Fellowship Winners Announced by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Vancouver, BC - April 18, 2011 – Two freelance journalists and one CBC Radio-Canada reporter have been selected as this year’s winners of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s 2011-12 Media Fellowship program. The program offers Canadian journalists the opportunity to travel and spend time in Asia to research and prepare stories that are both relevant and of interest to Canadians. The total amount for the three media grants is $20,900.

The Foundation’s President and CEO, Mr. Yuen Pau Woo, commented that “this year’s projects not only span an impressive range of topics and regional coverage, but also advances the program into new terrain with the inclusion of a new types of online media, alongside the more traditional forms of print and broadcast.”

The 2011-12 Media Fellows are:

Susan McClelland, a Toronto-based magazine and book writer, who will report on Canada’s live-in caregiver program, specifically the impact on children of Philippine live-in caregivers.

Joanna Wong, the Principal at Flow Creative Studios in Beijing, who will produce a video series titled “Canadian Resources 2.0,” that will re-imagine Canada’s human connections with China.

Marie-France Belanger, a CBC Radio-Canada journalist in Montreal, who will examine the challenges of India’s education system, including possibilities for Canadian involvement.

The Media Fellowships are part of the Asia Pacific Foundation Research Grants Program, funded through the proceeds of an endowment established by the Government of Canada and designed to stimulate informed discussion on Canada’s relations with Asia.

For more information on the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Media Fellowship Program, please click here.

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About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation is an independent resource for Canadians on contemporary Asia and Canada-Asia relations. As a national not-for-profit organization established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1984, the Foundation brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to inform public policy makers, the Canadian public and Canada’s Asia practitioners. The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors.

For additional information, please contact:

Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager
Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: 604-630-1540

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