VANCOUVER, BC – July 5, 2023 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce its Media Fellowship Program relaunch for 2023-2024 following a three-year interruption due to COVID-19.
The APF Canada Media Fellowship Program, launched in 1986 and suspended in 2020-2021 due to the global health crisis and international travel restrictions, offers two Canadian 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. To date, the program has supported 96 journalists, including well-known Canadian media figures such as Carol Off, John Ivison, Daphne Bramham, Nathan VanderKlippe, Chantal Hébert, Paul Kennedy, and Francis Bula, among others.
Two 2023-2024 APF Canada Media Fellows will receive up to C$10,000 each for travel, accommodation, and in-country expenses.
“In support of Canadian journalists, who enrich our national discourse and provide a vital service to the public interest, I am pleased to relaunch our Media Fellowship Program post-COVID-19,” said Jeff Nankivell, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. “Central to our APF Canada mission to develop closer ties between the peoples and institutions of Canada and their counterparts in Asia is the collection and dissemination of critical information and ideas. Members of the Canadian media are ideally situated to support this work, and I welcome – and look forward – to their contributions as new Media Fellows.”
The deadline for applications is August 18 (11:59 p.m. PT), 2023.
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 an independent, 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.
APF Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia through its research, networking, convening, and education activities. Our research provides high-quality, relevant, and timely information, insights, and perspectives on Canada-Asia relations. Providing policy considerations and business intelligence for stakeholders across the Asia Pacific, our research work is anchored in the Canada-Asia Sustainability Tracker (CAST), an interactive tracking and analysis tool that examines open-source materials from across Asia to provide greater situational awareness for Canadian stakeholders interested in the region’s development.
Our research work also includes regular Reports, Policy Briefs, Case Studies, Dispatches, Digital Media, and a weekly Asia Watch newsletter powered by CAST and its four areas of focus: Greater China, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, and South Asia. APF Canada also works with business, government, and academic stakeholders to provide Asia Competency training for Canadian organizations and students.