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ASEF Journalists' Workshop (Asia)

8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable

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7-11 May 2016 Communications Department ASEF Editors' Roundtable Governance & Human Rights

Guangzhou, China

The Journalists’ Workshop offer an opportunity for 20 journalists to come together to share their professional media experiences and perspectives from national and regional levels, in a direct exchange with their regional counterparts.

Using the Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity project discussion points these workshops will explore the current environment of digital connectedness for journalists and the wider community as well as the role of journalism in reflecting and facilitating connectivity between diverse communities.

The outputs of each workshop will be gathered under a specific report, which will later be used for drafting the Discussion Paper for the 8th ASEF Editor’s Roundtable.

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  • Guangdong Institute for International Strategies (GIIS)
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Funded by the European Union

Project Updates

  • Journalists from 17 ASEM countries came together on 7-8 May 2016 in Guangzhou, China, to attend the second ASEF Journalists’ Workshop, one of the special additions to the 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable series. Participants discussed the roles and responsibilities of journalists and explored what could be the future opportunities for the media in this digitally connected world.

    After the workshop all the participating journalists joined the ASEM Media Dialogue, where Ms Emma FARNE (Italy) and Mr Nivell RAYDA (Indonesia) presented the conclusions and proposals to an audience, which included Government delegates, civil society members and media experts. Among their proposals highlighted were the necessity of creating exchange opportunities and new networks to facilitate collaboration among journalists from Asia and Europe.

    The outputs from this second ASEF Journalists’ Workshop and the first one organised in Brussels, Belgium, will be presented to a panel of Editors-in-Chief from leading media outlets in Asia and Europe at the 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable on 7-9 July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It is an official side-event of the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11)  and the 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable series is being organised in view of the ASEM 20th Anniversary in 2016.

  • The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to announce the list of selected participants for the 2nd ASEF Journalists' Workshop to be held on 7-11 May 2016 in Guangzhou, China. This workshop is a special edition of the 8th ASEF Editors' Roundtable on “Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity” that will culminate at the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11) in July in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

    For the journalists’ workshop in China, ASEF will gather an experienced group of journalists from 20 ASEM countries:

    Asia (10) Europe (10)
    Cambodia Bulgaria
    China France
    India Germany
    Indonesia Hungary
    Malaysia Ireland
    Mongolia Italy
    Pakistan Poland
    Singapore Romania
    South Korea Slovenia
    Thailand Spain


    Click here to view the full list.

    ASEF would like to thank all international journalists who had applied to attend the journalists’ workshop. We also encourage them to continue contributing their views on the topic by participating in the on-going Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity” online survey and through ASEF’s social media channels.

    Journalists are also welcomed to contribute their inputs to the final publication on “Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity” of the 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable.

    Stay in the know through ASEF’s social media channels for new opportunities to share your views!

  • ASEF is pleased to invite practicing journalists from ASEM countries to apply for the ASEF Journalists’ Workshop on “Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity to be held on 7-11 May 2016 in Guangdong, China.

    This workshop will be a platform for the participants to share their journalistic experiences in and perspectives on handling digital connectivity from national and regional levels. Through discussions, the event will explore the current environment of ‘digital connect’ and the role of journalism in reflecting and facilitating ‘connectivity’ between diverse communities.

    The outputs of the workshop will be part of a specific report, which will later be used for drafting the Discussion Paper for the 8th ASEF Editor’s Roundtable to be organised in July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in conjunction with the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM11).

    Application deadline for ASEF Journalists’ Workshop in China will be Monday, 14 March 2016.


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