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11th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar: Shaping Public Perceptions and Minds towards Achieving the SDGs

Project Updates


8 Feb 2017

The 11th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar is a continuation of the ASEF Journalists’ Colloquium series. It will be organised in conjunction with the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM13) in 2017 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

The theme for the 11th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar is “Shaping Public Perceptions and Minds towards Achieving the SDGs”. While journalism has traditionally focused on covering conflict and societal challenges, Constructive Journalism could potentially pave the way for greater awareness and support for the SDGs through a focus on the achievements these have accomplished to date. The ASEFJS11 will therefore in practice explore how a Constructive Journalism-based approach to reporting can be utilised by media houses and journalists to shape positive perceptions among ASEM societies about the SDGs and their achievability by 2030.

A 3rd ASEF Media Handbook will be produced to document the discussions. It will serve as a practical reference on sustainability reporting for journalists from ASEM countries.
Look out for the Call for Application on ASEF web!

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