March 25, 2016
HONOLULU - Syed Asif Ali of The News is among 13 accomplished international journalists selected for the 2016 Jefferson Fellowships travel-study seminar.
The East-West Center announced the names of the fellows that come from 10 countries and territories and will travel together to China, Japan and Hawaii to gain on-the-ground perspectives, deepen knowledge of regional issues and build a professional network of contacts. Syed Asif, is an Assistant Editor at The News, Karachi. Other participants are from organizations like CNN International, National Public Radio, Times of India, Straits Times, Global Times and others.
The selected Jefferson Fellows are:
Syed Asif ALI, Assistant Editor, The News International, Karachi, Pakistan
Ms. Bethany ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN, Assistant Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington, USA
Ms. Azadeh ANSARI, International News Editor, CNN International, Atlanta, USA
Mr. Nishant DAHIYA, Asia Editor, National Public Radio, Washington, USA
Mr. Carter DOUGHERTY, Senior International Economics Writer, International Business Times, New York, USA
Mr. Nirmal GHOSH, Indochina Bureau Chief, The Straits Times, Bangkok, Thailand
Ms. Samantha HAYES, Senior Presenter and Reporter, Newshub, Mediaworks Ltd (TV3), Auckland, New Zealand
Ms. Sheradyn HOLDERHEAD, Political Reporter, News Corp Australia – The Advertiser and Sunday Mail, Adelaide, Australia
Mr. Yophiandi KURNIAWAN, News Producer, Kompas TV, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ms. Kwangyin LIU, Senior Reporter, CommonWealth Magazine, Taipei City, Taiwan
Mrs. Helen TARAWA – REI, Senior Journalist/Reporter, The National Newspaper, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Mr. Pradeep THAKUR, Senior Assistant Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, India
Ms. Xiaojing XING, Chief Correspondent, Global Times, Beijing, China.
The Jefferson Fellowships program is a three-week professional dialogue, study and travel program designed for working journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the United States to broaden their understanding of Asia Pacific-U.S. issues, gain on-the-ground perspectives and build an international network of contacts. - East-West Center media release
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