As part of its Advancing News Diversity in Asia (ANDA) project, the Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) invites journalists working in the Asia Pacific region to apply for a free Training of Trainers program designed by WAN-IFRA Women in News, and become Gender Balance and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion trainers.
AAJA-Asia’s ANDA project, launched in 2021 with the support of the Meta Journalism Project, is committed to provide an Asian perspective to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the news media industry in order to design relevant tools and programs for advancing DEI in the region’s newsrooms and news coverage.
The ANDA research report, published earlier this year, identified the training of journalists and newsroom executives as a key solution for improving DEI in Asia’s newsrooms. However, diversity training resources are notably scarce in Asia’s news media industry. This scarcity of training resources is also an issue that WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN) met in its endeavor to increase women’s leadership and voices in Asia news.
To tackle this challenge, AAJA-Asia and Women in News are teaming up to give journalists working in the Asia Pacific region the opportunity to build their skills to deliver training for spreading the culture of gender balance and DEI in news content, policies and media organizational structures.
To learn more about this opportunity or simply discuss with our experts why gender balance and DEI are critical issues for enhancing the quality of journalism and optimizing news media’s reach, join us on Thursday 3 November, at 3:00 pm HKT/SGT for a free, one-hour Ask Me Anything online session.
Apply to join the program
The free AAJA-Asia / WIN Training of Trainers (ToT) program will consist of a series of six four-hours online sessions and offline assessments that will be taught by WIN experts between 18 November and 3 December 2022. Journalists who successfully apply to and attend the program will be qualified to deliver Gender Balance and DEI training for the benefit of the AAJA-Asia community and WAN-IFRA Women in News Asia partners.
If you are a journalist, editor or active freelancer currently working in Asia, do not miss this unique opportunity to acquire new skills, diversify your incomes, expand your network and give back to the community!
About the Asian American Journalists Association: The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. For more information on the AAJA-Asia chapter, visit https://aaja-asia.org/
About Women in News: WAN-IFRA Women in News partners with media organizations and individuals to close the gender gap in the news media. They do so in the belief that balanced newsrooms, boardrooms and content are key to building resilient news organizations. WIN programmes empower people and organizations to work together in support of a healthier, lasting and inclusive news industry. WIN is currently working with more than 80 news organizations from 17 countries, in three regions: WIN Africa, WIN Arab Region and WIN Southeast Asia. For more information, visit: https://womeninnews.
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