APF Canada Launches 2016-17 Media Fellowship Program

VANCOUVER, BC – February 15, 2016 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) today announced the details of its 2016-2017 Media Fellowship Program.

Each year, the APF Canada Media Fellowship Program, supported in part by Cathay Pacific Airways, offers up-and-coming and established journalists the opportunity to spend time in Asia researching and preparing stories for Canadian audiences. The goal of the program is to help Canadian journalists become better informed about this dynamic part of the world in order to write and broadcast insightfully on Asia and the Canada-Asia relationship.

The Fellowship is partially funded by Hong Kong’s award-winning airline, Cathay Pacific Airways. The 2016-2017 APF Canada Media Fellows will receive a two-night stopover in Hong Kong and fly Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy Class. The Fellowships are valued at up to C$10,000 for in-country travel and expenses and coverage of trans-Pacific travel, with the support of Cathay Pacific Airways.

“For Canadian journalists with an interest in Asia this is a two-hour application process that could very well change their lives and careers,” said Michael Roberts, Communications Manager with APF Canada. “With the generous support of Cathay Pacific and funds from our Foundation’s own Grants Program, this is a very attractive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right candidate.”

The deadline for applications is March 21, 2016

For more details on the APF Canada Media Fellowship Program and how to apply, please follow this link: http://www.asiapacific.ca/grants/media-fellowships


About the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia’s bridge to Canada.

 A leader in research and analysis on Canada-Asia relations for over 30 years, APF Canada partners with government, business leaders, academics, and opinion makers in Canada and across the Asia Pacific region to offer clear, specific, and actionable policy advice.

Established by an Act of Parliament in 1984, APF Canada's thematic priorities include: promoting trade, investment, and innovation; mobilizing energy assets; building skills and competencies; and, understanding Asia now.

Visit APF Canada at www.asiapacific.ca