4 February 2009


The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) is now accepting applications for the 8th SEAPA Journalism Fellowship Program, whose theme this year is "The Challenge for Democracy and Human Rights under the New ASEAN Charter". The deadline for applications is 15 March 2009.

For three weeks in May, SEAPA will provide journalists from Southeast Asia, including freelancers, with the opportunity to explore common issues affecting their communities and nations. The programme will include two three-day workshops, and two weeks to cover a Southeast Asian country.

Journalists interested in taking part in the programme should submit an application form downloadable from the SEAPA website, along with a story proposal (no more than 1,000 words) in line with the given theme. Story ideas should profile people, communities, policies, events or issues that illustrate human rights challenges in the context of the ASEAN Charter.

Applicants must also submit two articles published from 2007 to 2009, photo ID, a CV and certification of employment from their media company. (Freelancers may submit certification from editors of publications where their clips have appeared.)

For more information and application forms, visit http://tinyurl.com/db2rc3or contact: fellowship (@) seapa.org

(4 February 2009)