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Deadline: April 30, 2017 | Apply here
Eligibility: students (18-30 years old) from eligible countries
Locations: Switzerland, Australia, New Zeland, Korea, Singapore and Myanmar

ASEFEdu Young Reporter 2017

Are you an aspiring young reporter with a desire to travel across Asia and Europe practicing your craft and providing important coverage of education projects? Whether you’re a student with a passion for writing, a documentary filmmaker, a blogger, a social media lover or just someone who thinks this opportunity is for you, Asia-Europe Foundation wants to hear from you.

Access to Education and Employment

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is seeking reporters aged between 18 and 30 years from ASEM partner countries to cover its 2017 calendar of projects on the theme of Access to Education and Employment.

Applicants must be:

  • Aspiring young reporters with demonstrable skills and desire
  • Aged between 18-30 years
  • A citizen of one of the ASEM partner countries
  • Able to demonstrate an excellent command of English (oral and written)
  • This opportunity is for people who are not employed as full-time journalists.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to apply your trade and gain exposure to the rich diversity of people, places and stories across Asia and Europe. Whether you are itching to shadow people with disabilities in New Zealand, report on the venture of a young entrepreneur in Korea, celebrate the dedication of a school teacher in Finland, or interview ASEM Foreign Ministers in Myanmar, the ASEF Education Department can give you the opportunity.

The ASEFEdu Young Reporters should be creative and trust their instincts as they explore the themes of the projects, capture the atmosphere of the on-site events, and tell the stories of the individuals involved. The stories told by the ASEFEdu Young Reporters will shine a light on the richness, diversity and vibrancy of Asia and Europe.

The selected ASEFEdu Young Reporter(s) will cover up to 6 projects that span the two regions:

  • 13th ASEF Classroom Network Conference, 2 days, June 2017, Switzerland
  • 21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21), 2 weeks, August 2017, Australia and New Zealand
  • 6th ASEF Rectors’ Conference & Students’ Forum (ARC6), 5 days, October 2017, Singapore
  • 8th Model ASEM, in conjunction the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM13), 7 days, November 2017, Myanmar
  • 14th ASEF Classroom Network Conference, 5 days, November – December 2017, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2nd ASEF Young Leaders’ Summit (ASEFYLS2), in conjunction with an ASEM Ministerial Meeting, 5 days, Quarter 3 or Quarter 4, 2017, Seoul, Korea

Benefits

ASEF will cover travel costs to the project venues (i.e. flight, visas and insurance), as well as local travel costs, accommodation and meals for the actual project dates. Your remuneration is a great reporting experience.

As an individual ASEFEdu Young Reporter, or part of a group of selected ASEFEdu Young Reporters, we expect you to be creative; and you will be given the freedom to be so.

Responsibilities

Using your own communication channels and social media accounts (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as traditional media outlets, the ASEFEdu Young Reporter(s), will cover the main activities of the projects, as well as the wider implications and the personal stories of the people involved.

This reporting should be creative and appeal to an audience as diverse as the populations of Asia and Europe, but particularly:

  • Young people (some who have, and some who have not, attended ASEF projects in the past)
  • Academic, non-governmental, civil society and business organisations (some that have, and some that have not, partnered with ASEF projects in the past)
  • Governments and institutions (who fund ASEF projects)

Depending on your preferred medium for reporting, for each project you attend, you should contribute:

  1. At least 1 article before the event (up to 6 weeks prior); 1 article per day during the on-site project; and 1 article after each project (2 weeks after) and submit these to ASEF for publication.
  2. On-site (video) interviews with selected speakers, partners and participants.
  3. Pre-, on-site, and post-event social media coverage (e.g. short quotes, stories etc.), including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  4. Post-event editing and possible redrafting.

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