2013 Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange -
Pakistan Press Foundation

2013 Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange


This program, now in its third year, is designed to increase and deepen public understanding of the two countries and their important relationship, one that is crucial to regional stability and the global war on terrorism. This study tour offers U.S. and Pakistan journalists an opportunity to gain on-the-ground insights and firsthand information on the countries they visit through meetings with policymakers, government and military officials, business and civil society leaders, and a diverse group of other community members. All participants will meet at the East-West Center in Hawaii before and after their study tours for dialogues focused on sensitive issues between the two countries, preconceived attitudes among the public and media in both the United States and Pakistan, new perspectives gained through their study tours, and how media coverage between the two countries can be improved. Ten Pakistani journalists will travel to the United States and ten U.S. journalists will travel to Pakistan. The deadline is August 29. Apply now!

Program Dates: March 6-23, 2013

Study Tour for Pakistani Journalists: Washington, D.C., New York City and Columbia, Missouri

Study Tour for the U.S. Journalists: Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan

Honolulu Program: The program opens and concludes in Honolulu, Hawaii for briefings and dialogue sessions between Pakistani and American participants.

Who Can Apply: Professional print, broadcast (TV and radio), and online journalists in Pakistan and the United States with a minimum of five years of professional experience. Must be citizens of Pakistan or the United States. Pakistani journalists must work for local language media, have no previous experience in the United States, and be able to communicate in English in a professional, multi-cultural environment.

Funding: Roundtrip airfare to Honolulu and the study tour travel, lodging, visa expenses and per diem to cover meals and incidentals are provided through a generous grant from the United States Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit our website: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/pakistan-us-exchange

Program Contact: Ann Hartman, Coordinator, 808-944-7619,

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding between the United States and the nations of the Asia Pacific region through cooperative research, education and professional development programs.