AAJA-Asia Training Network

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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 news gathering, fact-checking, reporting and storytelling.

Since 2019, the AAJA-Asia Training Network has trained over 3,000 people in-person and online in 18 Asian markets. The Network currently comprises 33 certified trainers who can train in English and 17 Asian languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Mongolian, Nepali, Vietnamese, Sinhala., Tagalog, Thai., Urdu

TRAINING WORKSHOPS AGENDA IN 2024:

  • March 4: Digital tools for reporting at Visva Bharati University (India)
  • March 5: Fact-checking and source verification at Visva Bharati University (India)
  • March 13: Digital tools for reporting at Derozio Memorial CollegeUniversity (India)
  • March 14: Fact-checking and sources verification at Derozio Memorial College (India)   
  • March 14 : Digital Tools for Reporting and Fact-checking at Batangas University (Philippines)
  • March 16: Digital Tools for Reporting for Students (Online)
  • March 20: Digital Tools for Reporting and Fact-checking with The Readable (South Korea)
  • March 30: Fact-checking and sources verification for students (online)
  • April 4: Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in News, with The New York Times (South Korea)
  • 4 April: Digital Tools for Reporting,  Amity University (India)
  • 11 April: Fact-checking and Verification,  Amity University (India)
  • 9 April Nepal – Digital Tools for Reporting – Madan Bhandari Memorial College, Tribhuwan University (Nepal)
  • 10 April Nepal – Fact-checking and Source Verification – Madan Bhandari Memorial College, Tribhuwan University (Nepal)
  • 19 May – Worshop at Thailand Journalism Association (Digital Tools)
  • 19 May – Worshop at Thailand Journalism Association (Verification)
  • 19 May – Fact-checking and Source Verification at Daily Kalbela (Bangladesh)
  • 25 May – Fact-checking and Source Verification at Daily Desh Rupantor (Bangladesh)
  • 25 May – Fact-checking and Source Verification at Channel i ( (Bangladesh)
  • 26 May – Fact-checking and Source Verification at Daily Jugantor ( (Bangladesh)
  • More dates to be announced soon

TRAINING WORKSHOPS AGENDA IN 2023:

  • April 15: Investigative & Data Journalism Powered by Machine Learning at Google Seoul (English)
  • May 13 : Online fact-checking and sources verfication workshop for students (English)
  • May 16: Digital tools for reporting (Nepali)
  • May 17: Fact-checking and source verification (Nepali)
  • June 4: Digital tools for reporting (Nepali)
  • June 5: Fact-checking and source verification (Nepali)
  • June 16: Digital tools for reporting (Urdu)
  • June 18: Online Digital tools for reporting workshop (English/Bengali)
  • June 26: Online Fact-checking and source verification workshop (English/Bengali)
  • June 30: Digital tools for reporting (Nepali)
  • July 1: Fact-checking and source verification (Nepali)
  • July 1: Digital tools for reporting (Burmese)
  • July 2: Fact-checking and source verification (Burmese)
  • July 22: Digital tools for reporting for students – Online (English)
  • August 1: Fact-checking and Sources Verification at DBC TV (Bengali)
  • August 2: Fact-checking and Sources Verification at Channel 24 (Bengali)
  • August 7: Fact-checking and Sources Verification at Daily Campus (Bengali) 
  • August 22: Digital Tools for Reporting and Fact-checking (Mongolian) 
  • September 3: Digital tools for reporting  and Fact-checking at Jandool Press Club(Urdu) 
  • September 7: Digital Tools for Reporting at Bengkulu University (Indonesia) 
  • September 9: Digital Tools for Reporting at Dehasen University (Indonesia)
  • September 14: Digital Tools for Reporting and Fact-checking at the Press institute of Mongolia (Mongolian) 
  • September 14: Digital Tools for Reporting and Fact-Checking at Korea Times (Korea)
  • September 15: Digital Tools for Reporting and Fact-checking at the Indian Science News Association (ISNA)
  • September 22: Digital Tools for Reporting at the Korea Times (English)
  • October 10: Bangladesh Election Reporting Training (Bengali)
  • October 18: Fact-checking at JagoNews24.com (Bangladesh)
  • November 8: Fact-checking and Source Verification at Uthayan (Sri Lanka)
  • November 17: Digital Tools at Inmedia / Ming Pao (Cantonese)
  • November 18 – Fact-checking at Al-Noor Public High School (Pakistan)
  • November 24-25: Digital Tools for Reporting and Fact-checking at Communication Registrar office (Nepal)
  • November 27: Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nepali Newsrooms (Nepal)
  • November 28: Digital Tools for Reporting at theCollege of Mass Communication in University of the Philippines Diliman
  • November 29: Reporting and Fact-checking at theCollege of Mass Communication in University of the Philippines Diliman
  • November 30: Fact-checking at the Education Reporters Association of Bangladesh (Bengali)
  • December 12: Digital tools for reporting at Derozio Memorial College (India)
  • December 13: Fact-checking at Derozio Memorial College (India)
  • December 14: Fact-checking at Education Reporters Association of Bangladesh (Bengali)
  • December 15: Fact-checking at Inmedia / Ming Pao (Cantonese)
  • December 16: Digital tools for reporting and fact-checking at Kiripost (Cambodia)
  • December 16: Fact-checking at Batticaloa Press Club of Eastern province (Sri Lanka)

TRAINING WORKSHOPS AGENDA IN 2022:

For everyone: 

For our partners:

  • February 12: Digital Tools for Journalists, at the Future of Journalism workshop, held by Malaysia’s Center for Governance and Political Studies (Malaysia)
  • March 09-10 : Digital Tools for Journalists at Swami Vivekananda University (India)
  • March 11-12: Fact-checking & Source Verification at Swami Vivekananda University (India)
  • March 11: Alat Digital  (Digital Tools for Journalists in Bahasa Bahasa Indonesia), in partnership with Forwat (Indonesia) 
  • March 12-13: Alat Digital  (Digital Tools for Journalists in Bahasa Indonesia) at University of Bengkulu, in partnership with AJI and Pertanian TV (Indonesia)
  • March 25-26: Digital Tools for Journalists at Brainware University (India)
  • March 30: Digital Tools for Journalists, in partnerships with Nepal Live (Nepal)
  • April 22: Digital Tools and Fact-checking, in partnership with Nhân Dân (Vietnam)
  • May 20: Digital Tools and Fact-checking, in partnership with the Vietnam Journalists Association (Vietnam)
  • June 18: Alat Digital (Digital tools for Journalist in Bahasa Indonesia) in partnership with Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) Bengkulu (Indonesia)
  • June 18: Alat Digital (Digital tools for Journalist in Bahasa Indonesia) in partnership with Forum Jurnalis Perempuan Indonesia (FJPI)
  • June 24: Digital Tools and Fact-checking, in partnership with the Vietnam Journalists Association (Vietnam)
  • July 22: Digital Tools and Fact-checking, in partnership with the Vietnam Journalists Association (Vietnam)
  • August 19: Digital Tools and Fact-checking, in partnership with the Vietnam Journalists Association (Vietnam)
  • Sept 15: Fact-checking and Visualization with GIZ in in Quy Nhon (Vietnam) 
  • Sept 16: Fact-checking and Sources verification, in partnership with Sanmarg.
  • Sept 28: News verification and Reporting tool for THK Jain College (india)
  • Oct 7: Fact-checking and Verification with GIZ in Dong Nai (Vietnam)
  • Oct15: Digital Tools and Fact-checking, in partnership with the Vietnam Journalists Association (Vietnam)
  • Nov 2: Digital Tools for Reporting, in partnership with Kantipur (Nepal)
  • Nov 5-6: Digital Tools for Reporting, in partnership with the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) Kaski branch (Nepal)
  • Nov 27-28: Fact-checking and Sources Verification, in partnership with the Daily Star
  • Dec 4-5: Digital Tools for Reporting, in partnership with the Daily Star
  • Dec 5-6: Fact-checking and Sources Verification, in partnership with the Bhutan Media Foundation.
  • Dec 7-8: Digital Tools for Journalists, in partnership with the Bhutan Media Foundation.

Should you wish to request a free training for your newsroom or your organization, please contact asia@aaja.org 

 

PROGRAM

Digital Tools for Journalists

This session will present an overview of the latest, free online tools and workflows that journalists can use for finding, visualizing and telling news stories. The workshop will focus on how to search for and monitor news stories trends online and on how to use geo-localization and visualization tools to improve storytelling. It will cover the following tools/topics:

  • Search and Monitoring: Advanced Search on search engines, Transcription, Pinpoint, Trends, Alerts, Archiving, Environmental Journalism tools
  • Maps and Visualization: Google Sheets, Google Maps, MyMaps, Street View, Wikimapia, Mapillary, Earth Studio, Earth Timelapse, Flourish, Tabula, OpenRefine

Fact-checking and source verification

This session will present a fast-paced overview of the most up-to-date issues and practices in online verification. It will also look at the free Google tools, and the best alternatives, used by fact-checkers worldwide to check stories and debunk hoaxes. It will cover the following topics:

  • Common newsroom mistakes
  • Reverse image/video searches
  • Deepfakes
  • Social media monitoring
  • Sourcing and Attribution

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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 https://www.aaja.org/  For more on the AAJA-Asia chapter, visit https://aaja-asia.org/

 

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 g.co/newsinitiative.