2013 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship: Apply!

Deadline: February 18, 2013

Online applications are now open and invited accepted for the 2013 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowships, a unique seminar programme for veteran journalists, editors and freelancers, based in Asia or the Pacific who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy. The Fellowship programme consists of seven-days of seminars and conversations, beginning May 12 and concluding May 19, 2013. The programme location is Bangkok, Thailand.


The 2013 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship addresses the challenge of reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events (on street crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, civil unrest, war and genocide), which is among the greatest challenges facing journalists globally. The program aims to deepen journalists’ and editors’ knowledge of emotional trauma to improving coverage of violent events.

The Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellowships offer seasoned journalists and their editors in the Asia-Pacific region a special opportunity to improve coverage of tragic events. The fellowship offers briefings by leading experts in the trauma and journalism fields along with peer-to-peer discussions on the many challenges of covering tragedy and violence.


The fellowship covers all travel, accommodations and ground expenses while attending the program. Insurance, visas and related costs are the responsibility of fellows and NOT covered by the programme or Dart Centre.


  • Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, camera operators, editors and producers with at least five years’ full-time journalism experience.
  • Applicants must possess a strong command of spoken and written English, as all presentations will be made in English.
  • No more than one journalist/editor team will be selected from the same news organisation. However, more than one team per news organisation may apply.


The Fellowship is seeking applications from two-person teams, comprised of a seasoned journalist and an editor who should apply jointly from the same news organisation (except in the case of freelancers). While single applications will be accepted, preference will be given to teams applying together. Each team member is expected to write their own individual application.

Two programme slots have been reserved for freelancers. Freelancers are not required to apply with an editor, though they may do so.

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