Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Launches 2011/2012 Foreign Press Centre Japan Media Fellowship Program

Vancouver, BC – May 30, 2011 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has announced it is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Foreign Press Centre Japan (FPCJ) Media Fellowship Program.

This program is designed to enable Canadian journalists to broadcast or write articles that will give people outside Japan an opportunity to learn about Japan and the Canada-Japan relationship.

The broad themes for the 2011-2012 FPCJ Media Fellowship are:

1. Japan’s steps toward reconstruction

2. Japan’s diplomacy

- Relations with the U.S., Canada and neighboring countries

- United Nations Security Council reform

- Disarmament and nonproliferation

- Involvement in peace-building activities

- Actions toward issues of pirates and terrorism

3. Global issues

- Disaster prevention

- Safety of nuclear power generation

- Climate change

- Energy issues

One fellowship will be awarded to an established journalist to do first-hand research and reporting on Japan and the Canada-Japan relationship. This media fellowship grant, provided by the Foreign Press Centre Japan (FPCJ), offers one return economy class air ticket, accommodation, per-diem, interpreters, escorts and insurance for the duration of a 7-11 day visit between August 2011 and February 2012. Travel and reporting must be completed by February 29, 2012.

In addition, up to seven fellowships are awarded under Media and Post-Graduate Research Fellowship programs every year. They are designed to stimulate informed discussion on Canada’s relations with Asia. Please click here for more information.

The application deadline for the Foreign Press Centre Japan Fellowship is Friday, June 24, 2011. For details on how to apply, 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, 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 more information, contact:

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

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