10 receive MA Journ fellowships

TEN journalists have been awarded the ACFJ Fellowships to pursue the M. A. Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University starting June 2009. 

The grantees are from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Uzbekistan and the Philippines.  They are:

Walter Balane (Malaybalay, Philippines)
Hong Chen (Shenzen, China)
Ma. Lira Fernandez (Quezon City, Philippines)
Philip Golingai (Bangkok, Thailand)
Md. Khawaza Main Uddin (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Aleksey Motovilov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
Samiaji Nusantra (Banda Aceh, Indonesia)
Jane Ritikos (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Wilfredo Rodolfo III (Cebu City, Philippines)
Panyasith Thammavongsa (Vientianne, Laos)

The fellowships cover full tuition and miscellaneous fees, as well as expenses during two periods of on-campus classes at the Ateneo Loyola Campus  such as travel, accommodation and living expenses.

The fellowships are awarded to full-time Asian journalists who have outstanding professional and academic record, a strong commitment to good journalism and leadership qualities.  

Designed for working journalists, the M.A. Journalism program is a distance learning program using a fusion of online learning and classroom-based methods.  Online learning takes place through Blackboard while classes are held at the Ateneo campus in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

As of March, 63 journalists and media professionals from the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam have earned the degree.

The curriculum consists of 12 courses including specialized reporting and writing courses such as International Reporting, Investigative Journalism and Reporting about Religions.
The program is designed to allow working journalists and other media professionals to study at their own pace and time, and in their own homes or workplaces.

The international faculty includes experienced journalists and academics from Australia, Canada, U.S., U.K. Germany, the Philippines, India and Malaysia.

ACFJ, a joint project of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the Ateneo, was founded in June 2000 to promote good journalism in Asia by providing training opportunities primarily for working journalists. 

>> More about the fellows for SY 2009-2010 here


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