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Senior Journalists Seminar

Theme: "Bridging Gaps Between the United States and the Muslim World"
The Senior Journalists Seminar is a dialogue, travel and exchange program for journalists from the United States and Asian countries with substantial Muslim populations, specifically Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The seminar offers an opportunity for senior writers, reporters, editors, columnists and producers to engage their peers on issues in the relationships between these Asian countries and the United States, especially since 9/11.

The purposes of this Seminar are to:
  • Provide opportunities for Asian and United States journalists to meet and discuss issues which appear to have caused deterioration in the traditionally good relationships between Asian countries with large Muslim populations and the United States, especially since 9/11.
  • Explore these issues with government officials, diplomats, community leaders, religious authorities and others active in the dialogue on Asian-U.S. relations.
  • Address with journalists from Asia and the United States political and cultural challenges faced by professional journalists in reporting on and commenting on issues in contemporary Asian-U.S. relations.
Applicants must submit the Senior Journalists Seminar application form and
  • A maximum two-page letter outlining your interest, a brief description of your news organization and what you expect to accomplish if an award is granted. It should be a topic that represents a perspective from your country/community related to the program theme.
  • A letter of recommendation on official letterhead from your supervisor describing your suitability for the Fellowship and the benefit the organization hopes to derive from your participation in the program.
  • Names, addresses, phone/fax numbers and e-mail of three people who may be contacted by the Center as references. Two of these references should be people outside your news organization
  • Writing sample not to exceed two double-spaced pages. This could be a previously published article related to the seminar theme (local language pieces need to be accompanied by an English translation) or an essay specially written for the application addressing the seminar theme.
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