The Asia-Europe foundation invites practicing journalists from one of the 53 ASEM countries who have experience in covering environmental or public health crises and disasters to apply for the 10th ASEF Journalists’ Colloquium on “Crisis Reporting: the Role of Asian and European Media”.

The Colloquium will be held from 4-6 November 2015 in Luxembourg on the sidelines of the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Travel subsidies and other conference-related expenses will be provided. More information and submission guidelines can be found under the Call for Applications.

Deadline for applications is on Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 10:00 GMT.


Whether it is a public health crisis such as the E. coli outbreak (2011) in Germany, or an environmental disaster like the cyclone Haiyan (2013) in the Philippines, or some of the recent terror attacks – both Asian as well as European media face many common challenges. This colloquium will enable practicing journalists from ASEM countries to share such challenges and best practices in dealing with those challenges during crisis reporting from their respective regional perspectives.

The recommendations/highlights from the colloquium will be published as ASEF Media Handbook, which will be a ready reference for Asian and European journalists as well as for research and civil society organisations working in the field.

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