Hit pause before moving forward

The Asia Journalism Fellowship is an initiative of Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. It brings journalists from across Asia to NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information for three months of learning and exchange.

Away from the deadline pressures of their jobs, Fellows pursue their intellectual interests in one of Asia’s leading universities. The semi-structured programme is designed to sharpen professional skills and deepen understanding of trends in media and communication. It also provides access to key newsmakers in Singapore’s public sector, business community and civil society, offering insights into the challenges faced by one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan hub cities.

Journalism across Asia is undergoing rapid change. For journalists committed to making a positive difference, AJF provides the chance to catch your breath and develop your capacities.

One Fellow’s view

2014 Fellow Fazal Khaliq from Pakistan produced this video capturing his Fellowship experience.

“Journalists everywhere long for the time to reflect more deeply on their profession and the issues they cover. They are in constant output mode, with precious little time for reflection and personal improvement. It’s an occupational hazard. AJF offers experienced journalists from the region some quality time to prepare for the next stage of their professional careers.”

– Cherian George, AJF Director.