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APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN – TRAVEL/ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES PAID, FREE TO APPLY – Are you a mid-career to senior Australian journalist focused on economics, trade or security and looking to broaden your international knowledge? The Republic of Korea (ROK, also known as South Korea) is one of the most interesting countries in our region. Australia and the ROK are comprehensive strategic partners with a strong bilateral relationship underpinned by trade, shared regional strategic interests, and strong people-to-people links. The ROK is Australia’s fourth-largest trading partner and fourth-largest export market.

The two countries common strategic interests, including our alliances with the United States, and our commitment to a stable, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, including the denuclearisation of North Korea and permanent peace on the Korean peninsula. The economies are highly complementary, deeply intertwined with the growth economies of the Indo-Pacific, and dependent on resilient supply chains. For more information on South Korea, please refer to Republic of Korea (South Korea) | Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (

Apply for the 2023 Australia-Korea Media Exchange  and you could be meeting diplomats, ministers, defence and economic experts and personnel, business leaders, scientists, academics, journalists and others this April 23 — May 3, 2023 in Seoul and beyond.

This is an excellent opportunity for driven Australian journalists to enjoy unique access to some of Korea’s key organisations and personalities and build a wealth of contacts and story ideas. Supported by the Australia-Korea Foundation, the Korea Press Foundation, and the Walkley Foundation, successful applicants of this program will have their airfares, accommodation and transfers covered, and will be well placed to learn about Korean culture, economics, trade, security and defence, and bring Korean stories to Australia.


In 2023 we are looking for Australian journalists from all media, formats and organisations, at least mid-career in experience with an interest in economics, trade and security. Applicants with a clear vision of how to share a new knowledge of Korea through various forms of media.


Email and with a 200-word bio, a brief CV, a headshot, three examples of published or broadcast work, a letter from your employer approving your availability and certifying the expectation you will produce at least two substantial stories regarding the exchange upon your return and a cover letter (up to 500 words) outlining why you should be selected for the 2023 Australia-Korea Media Exchange. Please include ideas of how you’d share your experience: story ideas (including where they would run) and how you might document your trip using social media.


Applications close 11:59pm, Monday March 13, 2023.

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