TO MEMBERS ONLY
March 21, 2007
This is to inform all members that the above Fellowship Programme for this year will be held from June 17 to 30, 2007. As usual, two members will be selected to represent NUJ Malaysia.
The NSK-CAJ Fellowship programme is an orientation programme for 14 Asean journalists, two each from Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, planned and administered by Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK) in co-operation with the Confederation of Asean Journalists (CAJ).
The aim is to enable Asean journalists to develop their professional proficiency and to promote closer understanding among journalists in Asean and Japan.
The Fellowship provides Fellows with return air-tickets and expenses for the duration of the programme.
Selection will be based on the merit of the applicants' course proposals and their ability to understand, speak and write English fluently. All applicants must be 35 years of age or below.
Preference will be given to applicants with more than three years of working experience as well as the willingness and ability to help the NUJ with a reciprocal orientation programme for young Japanese journalists.
The duration of the programme will be from June 17 to 30, 2007. Members selected for the programme are required to obtain a statement from his/her employer supporting the application and giving leave of absence for the duration of the programme. The programme is financed by NSK in co-operation with the Foreign Press Centre/Japan (FPC) and Japan Airlines (JAL).
The first part of the program will consist of intensive study sessions to be held at the NSK office or at the lecturers’ offices. The lectures will cover politics, the economy, society, culture and other aspects of Japan. A week- long observation tour will follow in the middle part of the program.
The fellows will be requested to write articles on assigned topics related to the sessions and submit final reports individually to NSK, giving their evaluations and impressions of the seminars and Fellowship Program as a whole.
Members can contact their respective Branch Secretaries for application forms and further details. All applications must be submitted to the NUJ Secretariat by April 11, 2007 giving all details as required in the application form. In addition to the application form, applicants are required to write in not more than 1,000 words on any topic of current situation of Japan’s politics, the economy, diplomacy, industry, agriculture and other areas, which may be essential for participants to grasp how Japan works.
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