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2017 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship

The Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellowships offer seasoned journalists and their editors in the South Pacific a special opportunity to improve coverage of tragic events.

The Fellowship is a unique seminar programme for veteran journalists, editors and freelancers based in the South Pacific region who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy as it relates specifically to climate change.

Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events — on street crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, civil unrest, war and genocide — are among the greatest challenges facing journalists globally. The Fellowship programme consists of five-days of seminars and conversations plus two days of travel, beginning August 28, 2017.

The programme location is Nadi, Fiji. The fellowship offers briefings by leading experts in the trauma, journalism and climate change fields along with peer-to-peer discussions on the many challenges of covering disasters. The fellowship covers all travel, accommodations and ground expenses associated with the program. 

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. The 2017 Fellowship is exclusively for South Pacific Island journalists.

Please direct all e-mail queries to Aly Walsh, Executive Assistant and Program Manager. To apply for the Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellowship, journalist and editor teams must submit application materials via the online application form at

The application deadline is May 26, 2017.