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Collaborating on Digital Journalism

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4-7 October 2016 Communications Department ASEF Editors' Roundtable Governance & Human Rights

Madrid, Spain

Journalists from Asia and Europe attended 2 intensive ASEF Journalists’ Workshops, in Brussels, Belgium, January 2016 and in Guangzhou, China, May 2016. These workshops focused on the themes of connectivity and collaboration between Asia and Europe, specifically relating to the practice and role of journalism.

The workshops were organised in the lead up to the 8th Editors’ Roundtable (ERT8) held in conjunction with the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM11) in July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In addition, an online survey was produced by ASEF to capture perceptions and activities relating to the digital connectivity of journalists throughout Asia and Europe. Outcomes and recommendations from the 2 workshops and the survey offered input into ERT8 in July 2016.

This workshop looks at the Roundtable conclusions and action points, and will recommend a roadmap for collaboration among journalists from Asia and Europe with a special focus on digital tools and platforms.



  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain
  • Casa Asia
  • Real Instituto Elcano

Project Updates

  • The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to announce the list of selected participants for the ASEF Journalists' Workshop to be held on 4-7 October 2016 in Madrid, Spain. This workshop is a special follow-up session after the 8th ASEF Editors' Roundtable on “Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity” celebrated at the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11) in July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

    For the journalists’ workshop in ASEF, ASEF will gather an experienced group of journalists from 16 ASEM countries:

    Asia (8) Europe (8)
    China France
    India Hungary
    Indonesia Ireland
    Malaysia Italy
    Mongolia Lithuania
    Philippines Poland
    Singapore Spain
    Viet Nam Switzerland


    Click here to view the full list.

    ASEF would like to thank all international journalists who had applied to attend the journalists’ workshop. Stay in the know through ASEF’s social media channels for new opportunities to share your views!


  • ASEF is pleased to invite practising journalists from all ASEM countries to apply for the ASEF Journalists’ Workshop on “Asia-Europe Media Connectivity: Collaborating on Digital Journalism” to be held, 4-7 October 2016, in Madrid, Spain.

    This workshop will be a platform to share journalistic experiences and perspectives on handling digital connectivity from national and regional levels. The discussions will explore current trends in digital media and the role of journalism in reflecting and facilitating connectivity among diverse communities.

    Application deadline is Monday, 29 August 2016.

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