By Teppei Kasai, AAJA student member AAJA’s resume critique event at the Dow Jones Japan offices on Tuesday, February 26th was an invaluable experience, especially for a university student like myself just beginning to enter the world of journalism. After listening to panelists from the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires, Associated Press, Resume Pro and … Continue reading
A world-class international journalism degree – in the heart of Asia at The Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hong Kong University. The Master of Journalism course is a one year full-time or a two year part-time course. Students are taught the core skills of journalism – reporting and writing, television and video production, media law and … Continue reading
It’s not too late to join an online course with the ICFJ (International Center for Journalists). “International Coverage of Gender, Health, Education and Religion,” a six-week seminar offered by the International Center for Journalists from September 24 to November 2, will examine effective ways of reporting on gender, health, education and religion. The instructor, Suzanne Sataline, said they are … Continue reading
The Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA) is taking submissions of articles by journalists working in developing Asia and the Pacific. This year the theme will focus on a critical question facing Asia and the Pacific: “Green Growth – or Growth versus Green?” The deadline for submissions is Aug. 31. Possible topic areas include issues such as climate change … Continue reading
After a brave battle with cancer, a distinguished member of Hong Kong’s international journalism community has died. Diane Stormont, 52, was a former president of the HK Foreign Correspondents Club (1998-99) and a former bureau chief of Reuters HK. Before that, she was a reporter for the South China Morning Post. She also was deputy … Continue reading
In 1981, a small group of Los Angeles journalists came together to envision a national organization that would encourage Asian Americans to pursue journalism and promote an Asian American presence in newsrooms. They established the founding chapter of AAJA. Now, the national organization spans the U.S. and across the globe. AAJA-Asia joins sister chapters to … Continue reading
Join the AAJA-Asia family or renew your membership today. The association is now accepting membership applications for next year. Memberships submitted today are good through December 31, 2012. Register here. AAJA-Asia has a presence in at least six regions in Asia, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok and Nepal. It has more than 50 … Continue reading
Special thanks to video editor Martyn Williams.
The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand and OnAsia, Asia’s leading photo agency, would like to invite you to participate in the Fifth Annual FCCT Photo Contest. Photos must be submitted by Sept. 23, 2011 (Deadline extended to Friday Sept. 30). Winners will be announced in late 2011.
On Sunday, November 7th, Burmese voters will go to the polls for the first time in two decades to cast votes in a multi-party general election. With official visas to cover the poll denied to foreign journalists and correspondents, the junta has once again come in the way of the international media accessing information on the … Continue reading
The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand and OnAsia, Asia’s leading photo agency, would like to invite you to participate in the Fourth Annual FCCT Photo Contest. Who’s eligible? Any photographer with images shot in the Asia-Pacific region. Photographers do not need to be members of the FCCT. Deadline: Sept. 24, 2010.
AAJA-Asia member Candy Chan, who covered the protests in Bangkok in May, shares her impressions and photos: This is my first trip to Thailand – no green curry but grenades, no shopping but shooting.
A dramatic photo taken by AAJA-Asia President Ken Moritsugu, who was working from home on May 19 because of the fighting in central Bangkok.
The current unrest in Bangkok has resulted in serious injury and loss of life. Among journalists, cameramen and photographers have been most at risk with a Japanese television cameraman killed in April, and four others wounded in recent days – three Thai and one foreign. Innocent bystanders have also been wounded and possibly killed.
The Asian American Journalists Association opposes the Guam Police Department’s recent search of KUAM News offices in Guam. AAJA is distressed by reports that all KUAM employees were asked to leave the building during the search and that police would not let KUAM videotape the search.
It’s time, once again, for us to reflect upon the good works of our fellow AAJAers! This is the annual call for nominees for the Member of the Year, President of the Year and Chapter of the Year. Please solicit suggestions from your local boards and your members. Which AAJA member has gone above and … Continue reading
Dear AAJA members and friends, We need your Rolodex and ideas on the people, speakers, journalists, innovators, industry leaders and colleagues you’d like to see featured at this year’s national convention in Los Angeles. We are looking for dynamic individuals who can be hands-on and practical, not just theoretical. So check out the convention lineup … Continue reading
A Japanese TV cameraman who worked for Reuters for more than 15 years was among those killed in a bloody clash in Thailand between anti-government protesters and soldiers. Reuters Tokyo bureau chief Rodney Joyce remembers Hiro Muramoto, 43, in a touching column. http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/04/12/remembering-hiros-gentle-smile/
Gunmen riding on motorcycles shot and killed the publisher of a daily newspaper in southern Nepal, officials said Tuesday. Newspaper publisher gunned down in southern Nepal – CNBC.