Sector: Communications, Information, Media and Advocacy
Country location: Australia, Republic of Korea
Grantee: The Walkley Foundation
Are you a mid-career to senior business or political journalist looking to broaden your international knowledge? South Korea is one of the most fascinating countries in our region, and it’s of key interest for Australians as our fourth-biggest export market. It has a massive engine of an economy built on the big chaebols, a famously intense educational system, and the rapid international rise of K-Pop and modern Korean culture.
And all that’s happening with the existential threat of an increasingly bellicose North Korea just across the border. Apply for the Australia-Korea Journalism Exchange and you could be meeting diplomats, businesspeople, scientists, educators, journalists and others — plus touring the DMZ and sampling the kimchi .The program, a joint initiative of The Walkley Foundation, the Australia Korea Foundation and the Korea Press Foundation, works to build relationships between our countries through experiences and education for reporters. This is a brilliant opportunity for driven Australian journalists to enjoy unique access to some of Korea’s key organisations and personalities, and build a wealth of contacts and story ideas. Successful applicants will have their travel costs covered, and will be uniquely placed to learn about Korean culture and bring Korean stories to Australia.
- Meetings with governments, media organisations, educational institutions and specific industry bodies as well as visits to cultural organisations and social occasions by Australian journalists, Korea, 25 October 2018 to 01 November 2018
- Meetings with governments, media organisations, educational institutions and specific industry bodies as well as visits to cultural organisations and social occasions by Korean journalists, Australia, 07 April 2019 to 13 April 2019
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Australia-Korea Foundation grant offer: $50,000.00