Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Announces 2012-2013 Media Fellowship Recipients

Vancouver, BC - April 11, 2012 – Four media fellowship recipients have been selected as this year’s winners of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s 2012-13 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 four media grants is $30,000.

The 2012-13 Media Fellows are:

Geoff Dembicki, a Vancouver-based energy and climate change reporter for, will report on Canada’s stake in China’s green revolution.

• John Ivison, an Ottawa-based national columnist with the National Post, will examine China’s quest for food security and its impacts on geo-politics and climate change.

Rashi Khilnani, a Montreal-based reporter for the Indo-Canadian Report with CBC/Radio Canada International, will trace ‘the Dal Route’ by examining shipments of lentils and pulses from Saskatchewan to different plates in India.

Jean-Frédéric Légaré Tremblay, a Montreal-based journalist with Le Devoir, will examine the phenomenon of supplementary education in South Korea and the socio-economic consequences locally and globally.

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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