Call for APAC Journalists to Join AAJA-Asia’s Training Network

AAJA-Asia and the Google News Initiative (GNI) have teamed up to provide free training and outreach to journalists in Asia looking to improve their reporting skills and employ the latest digital tools in their newsgathering, fact-checking, reporting, and storytelling.

Apply to join the network!

Since 2019, the AAJA-Asia Training Network has trained over 1,000 people all over Asia. The Network currently comprises 21 certified trainers who can train in English and 8 Asian languages (Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai).

AAJA-Asia is looking to add new trainers to its network. Here’s an opportunity for you become a certified digital tools trainer and help elevate the skills of journalists across the region.

Apply here

Train-the-Trainer sessions to start on 18 January

Participants selected to take part in the program will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive series of train-the-trainer sessions that will certify them to lead workshops on using online tools (including Google tools) for reporting. Two modules are opened for certification: Digital Tools and Fact-Checking & Source Verification.

This is the schedule for the next certifying sessions:

  • Digital Tools (Part 1): Tues 18 January, from 9:00 to 10:30 pm HKT
  • Digital Tools (Part 2): Wed 19 January, from 9:00 to 10:30 pm HKT
  • Verification (Part 1): Thurs 20 January, from 9:00 to 10:30 pm HKT
  • Verification (Part 2): Wed 26 January, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm HKT
  • After hours: Thurs 27 January, from 9:00 to 10:30 pm HKT

If you are a journalist, editor or active freelancer currently working in Asia, do not miss this unique opportunity to acquire new skills, expand your network and give back to the community!

Find out more details and apply for the program here.


About the Asian American Journalists Association: The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 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 national chapter, visit  For more on the AAJA-Asia chapter, visit

About the Google News Initiative: Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The Google News Initiative is our effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. The Google News Lab, an initiative under the GNI, was created to support the distribution and creation of the information that keeps us all informed about what’s happening in our world today – quality journalism. Today’s news organizations and media entrepreneurs are inventing new ways to discover, create and distribute news content – and we’re here to provide tools, data, and programs designed to help. For more information, visit