Call for New 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 2,000 journalists and students in journalism all over Asia. The Network currently comprises 25 certified trainers who can train in English and 12 Asian languages (Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese).

AAJA-Asia is looking to add new trainers to its network. Here’s an opportunity for you to 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 12 January 2023

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:

  • 12 January 2023, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm HKT/SGT: ToT Session 1
  • 16 January 2023, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm HKT/SGT: ToT Session 2
  • 18 January 2023, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm HKT/SGT: ToT Session 3

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 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