Asia Journalism Forum


IPS and Temasek Foundation International (TFI) are hosts of the Asia Journalism Fellowship (AJF), a programme that brings journalists from across Asia to Singapore for three months of learning and exchange. The Fellowship is awarded to around 15 Asian journalists every year, and is a highly prized mid-career programme for outstanding media professionals. The programme complements IPS’ research on media developments in Singapore.

The AJF was launched in 2009 and received its first group of Fellows in the same year. It was initiated by Temasek Foundation International to build bridges between Asian journalists, and hosted until 2016 by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. 

The Director of the Fellowship is Mr Alan John, who was the programme’s co-Director since 2015. He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Straits Times, retiring in September 2015 after 35 years at the paper.

So far, 144 journalists from 20 Asian countries and territories have participated in the programme. The alumni of this programme have built up a strong network to keep in touch with one another.

The tenth round of the AJF will take place in Singapore from 16 July to 5 October 2018. Applications are open from 28 February to 30 March 2018.

Please visit the AJF website for more information.