The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) welcomes applications for the 12th ASEF JOURNALISTS SEMINAR 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The seminar fully funded by ASEF will take place from December 13 to 14, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. ASEFJS12 is a parallel event of the 14th Meeting of Foreign Ministers of ASEM (ASEMFMM14). Applicants do not need to pay anything. There is no application fee and IELTS / TOEFL is not required.

As a training-oriented event, the 12th ASEF Journalist Seminar (ASEFJS12) will explore how media organizations and journalists in Asia and Europe can adopt and strengthen a trust-based reporting approach.

The 2-day training-oriented event will bring together young journalists and media professionals from ASEF partner countries. The program aims to address the needs and challenges of journalists by providing them with the necessary tools to address misinformation in the digital age.

Through presentations by expert trainers, panel discussions, case studies from participating countries and the examination of the latest innovative media tools, participants will acquire the skills necessary to create their own initiatives at home.

Deadline is September 16, 2019

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  • Country: Spain
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: please visit the official link to see
  • Deadline: September 16, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Applicants must

    • be under 35
    • be a citizen of an ASEM partner country
    • be currently employed as a journalist or media professional (all traditional media, online media, freelancers are eligible)
    • Have experience and / or projects on the issue of media trust, misinformation and misinformation

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    Benefits :

    The Asia Europe Foundation Seminar is fully funded. There is no application fee and ASEF will cover the air ticket, local transportation, accommodation, meals, travel insurance and visa expenses.


    There are no fees involved. ASEFJS12 is a fully funded conference in Spain.


    • All participants will receive a travel allowance in the form of reimbursement after the event, provided all relevant documents are submitted.
    • Your travel allowance also includes travel insurance, expenses related to obtaining visas and airport transfers between the port of arrival in Madrid and the conference hotel.
    • Participants from Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Russia: up to SGD 2,500
    • Participants from Europe: up to SGD 1,000
    • The subsidy will be granted only after the full financial requirements have been met after the event.
    • A request for reimbursement of the above costs must be submitted no later than 2 weeks after the event. ASEF strives to process all applications within 4 weeks after receipt of the complete documentation.

    Accommodation and meals

    The organizers will provide accommodation in a single room for 3 nights (check-in on December 12, check-out on December 15) for all participants.

    All meals will be provided during the program (December 13-14).


    The proposed modules follow a structure that first establishes a common understanding of the nature and magnitude of threats to modern journalism, while carefully establishing demarcations to stay within realistic limits. Expert opinions and innovative tools will be to show exemplary journalistic practices that serve as credible alternatives that make it possible for the media to be considered reliable.

    Before the event, participants will have the opportunity to propose organizing a presentation of a project or initiative in which they participated. Some presentations and participants will have the opportunity to share their initiative with others.

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    Application Process:

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