Asia-Pacific Program

Australian Financial Review energy reporter Angela MacDonald-Smith looks out at North Korea from the DMZ. Kate Golden/Walkley Foundation

Australian Financial Review energy reporter Angela MacDonald-Smith looks out at North Korea from the DMZ. Kate Golden/Walkley Foundation

With strong relationships and links throughout the Asia-Pacific region and a track record of engagement with media and opinion leaders in the region, The Walkley Foundation conducts regular media exchange programs to build knowledge and understanding between Australia and nations throughout the wider region.

Senior Australian journalists have led the Walkley engagement in the Asia-Pacific, coordinated with our diplomatic missions, corporate and media partners and literary and documentary festivals across the region.

Equally, The Walkley Foundation has hosted some of the Asia Pacific region’s most senior and innovative editors and journalists on our shores, where they have met representatives of media organisations and participated in literary and documentary festivals.

The Walkley Foundation is building on the success of this international program with support from the Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which identifies such exchanges as critical platform for Australia’s independent policy voice and public diplomacy outreach.

We seek to create new links and an ongoing dialogue between Asian journalists and the corporate, media and government sectors in Australia to increase their understanding about the economic, social and political climate in Australia as well as facilitate public diplomacy in the Asia Pacific.

Watch this space for news on reporting opportunities in our region, including the Australia-Korea Journalist Exchange Program.

Partner with us

To enquire about partnering on the Walkley Asia Pacific Media Program to associate your organisation with excellence and build your media relationships across the region, get in touch.

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