2012 Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange: Now Accepting Applications

The East-West Center is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2012 Pakistan-United States Journalists Exchange, March 21-April 7, 2012.

(Participants in the East-West Center's inaugural Pakistan-U.S. Journalists Exchange.)

This program, now in its second year, is designed to increase and deepen public understanding of the two countries and their important relationship, one that is crucial to regional stability and the global war on terrorism. This study tour offers U.S. and Pakistan journalists an opportunity to gain on-the-ground insights and firsthand information about the countries they visit through meetings with policymakers, government and military officials, members of the business community and civil society, and a diverse group of other community members.

All participants will meet at the East-West Center in Hawaii before and after their study tours for dialogues focused on sensitive issues between the two countries; preconceived attitudes among the public and media in both the United States and Pakistan; new perspectives gained through their study tours; and how media coverage between the two countries can be improved. Ten Pakistani journalists will travel to the United States and six U.S. journalists will travel to Pakistan. The deadline is October 12. Apply now!

2012 Pakistan-U.S. Journalists Exchange

Program Dates:  March 21-April 7, 2012

Study Tour for Pakistani Journalists:  Washington, D.C., New York City and Columbia, Missouri

Study Tour for the U.S. Journalists: Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan

Honolulu Program: The program opens and concludes in Honolulu, Hawaii for briefings and dialogue sessions between Pakistani and American participants.

Who Can Apply:  Working print, broadcast, and online journalists in Pakistan and the United States with a minimum of five years of professional experience.  Applicants must have the ability to communicate in English in a professional, multi-cultural environment and must be citizens of Pakistan or the United States.

Funding:  Roundtrip airfare for the study tour travel, lodging, visa expenses and per diem to cover meals and incidentals are provided by the East-West Center through a grant from the United States Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section.

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit our website: www.EastWestCenter.org/pakistan-us-exchange.