Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Announces 2016-17 Media Fellowships

VANCOUVER, BC – April 18, 2016 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has announced the selection of three Media Fellows for 2016-17.

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 $10,000 Fellowships are 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.

The 2016-17 Media Fellows are:

  • Kristi Alexandra, a freelance journalist from Vancouver, will travel to Indonesia to explore a progressive, all-female textiles collective based in the West Java slum of Bandung and its connection to the Vancouver fashion scene. Her words and pictures will appear in print and online in Glacier Media’s WestEnder and Business in Vancouver publications.
  • Josh Dehaas, a Toronto-based freelance journalist for CTV News and MacLean’s magazine, will visit China to explore opportunities for Canada’s higher-education sector that could narrow China’s innovation gap and create lasting connections that could help Canadian businesses grow. His coverage will appear in MacLean’s education special issues in print and online.
  • Dan Fumano, a reporter and investigative journalist with The Province newspaper in Vancouver, is taking his award-winning interest in water security to Asia to explore the impacts this critical issue is having on the sustainable development of countries like India, where 70 per cent of the surface and groundwater is already contaminated. His words and videos will appear across the Postmedia network.

For more details on the APF Canada Media Fellowship Program and how to apply, please follow this link:


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.

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