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Asia Reporting fellows for 2020 announced

Twelve early and mid-career journalists from newsrooms across Australia will join JNI as our 2020 Asia Reporting fellows. The cohort will spend two weeks in Indonesia or another Asian country when travel restrictions allow. 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. The fellowship program is conducted in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hong Kong University. The 2019 fellows travelled to Hong Kong.

The 2020 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

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

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

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