12 Mar 2020

JNI announces 2020 Asia Reporting Fellows

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The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas is pleased to announce 12 Asia Reporting Fellows for 2020.

The fellows are:

Michael Atkin, ABC 7.30

Aneeta Bhole, SBS

Claire Dearle, Network Ten

Elouise Fowler, Financial Review

James Hall, News.com.au

Nour Haydar, ABC

Jane Howard, The Conversation

Sarah Ison, The West Australian

Sashka Koloff, ABC Four Corners

Alicia Perera, NT News

Nick Toscano, The Age

Naaman Zhou, The Guardian

High calibre applicants

The fellows were selected from a large number of outstanding applications and the Institute would like to thank everyone who applied.

The successful candidates include early and mid-career journalists with a wide range of skills and experience. Fellows were drawn from print, TV, radio and digital newsrooms across Australia.

JNI Senior Executive Officer Prue Clarke will accompany the group to Indonesia and said: “We were deeply impressed by the calibre of applicants this year. We’re excited to be able to give the fellows this opportunity to explore and report on this fascinating country. Last year’s group were able to do challenging reporting on Hong Kong. They have also become fast friends. We look forward to seeing this year’s group to do the same.”

About the fellowship

The fellowship program is conducted in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hong Kong University.

The fellows will spend two weeks in Indonesia later this year, where they will have the chance to meet academics, political and civil representatives and journalists. The program includes seminars, visits to local newsrooms, and political and cultural sites.

We are watching developments with the coronavirus closely and will schedule the trip when it becomes safe.

For more information, please contact fellows@jninstitute.org.