Since 1995 the German-Asian-Programme offered fellowships for Asian journalists from the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, as well as Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines and Indonesia to come to Germany. German journalists got the chance to visit these countries for a couple of months. Since then, more than 300 journalists participated in this programme and had formed a strong and sustainable network of alumni. This is the foundation for a better understanding of each other’s working environment as well as the political sphere in the respective region. The programme experienced a dawn in media relations among the respective countries and while the end of the 1990s brought relative freedom for journalists, the last years brought unexpected constraints. Therefore, IJP have decided to suspend the German-Asian Programme until the situation shows an improvement in the working environment for journalists and their well-being.
Nevertheless, we keep on offering study tours for Asian journalists to Germany, such as the energy or climate study tours. Furthermore, the premium fellowship for alumni is available until funds are exhausted.
Since 1995, more than 300 journalists have taken part in the Asian-Pacific Fellowship. IJP fosters the contact of former delegates amongst each other through a regular newsletter, the annual alumni meeting, as well as the international alumni conference.
The host media will be chosen together with the participants.
The following organisations have been long time supporters of the programme:
A special thanks goes to our sponsors and the representatives of the newsrooms in Asia and Germany as well as the embassies. Without your continuing support the continuous success of the programme would not be possible.