Journalists from across Asia are invited to apply for the 13th round of the Asia Journalism Fellowship (AJF), which will run from 15 August to 23 September 2022.

Since its launch in 2009, the AJF has established itself as a prestigious mid-career programme for outstanding media professionals. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fellowship brought around 15 Asian journalists to Singapore each year for three months, fully sponsored. Global travel restrictions prevented us from holding the programme in 2020, but we resumed in 2021 with a six-week programme that was conducted entirely online. AJF 2022 will be a six-week programme that will be run online for four weeks, followed by two weeks in Singapore.

Temasek Foundation initiated the programme to build bridges between journalists form across Asia and their countries. The programme is hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies, a prominent research centre that is part of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Policy Studies at the National University of Singapore.

The Fellowship provides committed journalists an opportunity to meet journalists from across Asia, discuss issues in the news and reflect on the challenges facing journalism today as well as the reasons why they still find journalism meaningful.

A unique feature of this programme is that it builds a strong sense of camaraderie among participants, and Fellows remain connected, with friendship that endures. This was so even with the 2021 participants who met over Zoom, engaged one another over social media and look forward to meeting in Singapore.

The programme will include a mix of journalism-related training, seminars on various topics and sharing sessions for participants to gain an understanding of Singapore and one another’s countries.

Applications are open now and will close on 9 May 2022. Instructions to apply can be found on the AJF Website – www.ajf.sg.

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