Australia-Thailand Intstitute

ATI Funded Grant Projects

Public Polilcy and Media

The University of Sydney, ATI Media Intern Program 2013

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED - $15,147

Following on from the successful Media Intern program sponsored by the ATI in early 2012, this new program looks to provide an internship to two more final year journalism students from the University of Sydney for a four to five weeks professional journalist experience at selected Thai English language newspapers and broadcast organisations in Bangkok. This program is due for completion by March 2013 with a full completion report to be submitted to the ATI by the end of April 2013.

ATI Media Interns Ms Gemma Khaicy and Ms Anthea Burton with Ambassador James Wise [photo courtesy University of Sydney]

The University of Sydney, ATI Media Intern Program 2012

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $15,147

An intern program to provide two final year journalism students from the University of Sydney with four to five weeks of professional journalist experience at selected Thai English language newspapers and broadcast organisations in Bangkok. The two ATI fellows commenced their internship in Bangkok with a week at the Australian Embassy. They worked with the Public Diplomacy Unit, helping to draft press releases, and received private briefings from the main department heads, and met with the Australian Ambassador to Thailand, Mr James Wise. The Embassy also arranged for them to spend a day at Chulalongkorn University where they attended a seminar on current issues in Thai media and spoke to staff and students from the Communication Arts department. The fellows will begin their month long internship at the Bangkok Post from Monday 30 January.

The two selected ATI Media Interns will be recording their experiences in a blog via the University of Sydney parallax site. The following links will allow you to read more about their time in Thailand.

Anthea Burton blog

Gemma Khaicy blog

This program is due for completion by March 2012 with a full completion report to be submitted to the ATI by the end of April 2012.

Lowy Institute for International Policy, The China Impact: Comparing Countries' Responses to the Rise of China (Thailand)

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $14,300

The ATI is funding the Thai research component of a large project to compare the responses of countries, including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea and Japan to the rise of China. The Thailand paper will feed into a major research report to be published by the Lowy Institute for International Policy in late 2012 and will also aid the development of a research network in the region. This project is due for completion by June 2012 with a full completion report to be submitted to the ATI by the end of July 2012.