Fall 2003 Jefferson Fellowships
October 5, 2003 – November 1, 2003
The Jefferson Fellowships, founded by the East-West Center in 1967, promote better public understanding of the United States and Asia and Pacific through a program of dialogue, study and travel for mid- and senior-level print and broadcast journalists. The Jefferson Fellowships are supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation.
During seminars and field study the journalists selected from the United States and Asia Pacific, learn from each other, as well as from scholars, business and labor leaders, government policy-makers, political and civic leaders, lobbyists and public interest groups, social activists, cultural analysts, media experts and others whom they meet and interview during the course of the program.
The program begins at the East-West Center with a week of lectures and discussions on key regional issues led by East-West Center, University of Hawaiâ€˜i and other experts from the Honolulu community. The Fellows then undertake field study in Asia and the United States mainland to further their understanding of the issues. More information>>>
The Fall 2003 Jefferson Fellows are:
Bangladesh: Monjurul Ahsan BULBUL, Chief News Editor for News and Current Affairs, Eushey Television, Dhaka
China: LI Xiaoping, Senior Producer and Program Director, China Central Television, Beijing
Fiji: Rita Kumari NARAYAN, Senior Journalist, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Ltd., Suva
India: Syed Ali MUJTABA, Assistant News Editor, Sun Television, Chennai
Indonesia: Lely Triana DJUHARI, Reporter, Associated Press, Jakarta
Japan: ISOBE Mayo, National News Editor, Herald Tribune-Asahi, Tokyo
Pakistan: Absar Alam HAIDER, Chief Reporter, The Nation, Islamabad
Philippines: Carlos Hidalgo CONDE, Reporter and Copy Editor, Mindanews, Davao City, Mindanao
Sri Lanka: Susil Kumar KINDELPITIYA, Editor-in-Chief for News and Current Affairs, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp., Colombo
Taiwan: LIU Yung-hsiang, Senior Reporter, China Times, Taipei
United States: Sharon Maria BEHN, Foreign Desk Reporter, The Washington Times, Washington, D.C.
Amy Lynn BINKERT, Writer and Producer, CNN International, Atlanta, GA
Matthew Stephen DOLAN, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA
Julie Anne SMALL, Deputy Foreign Editor, Marketplace Productions, Los Angeles, CA
Nahal TOOSI, Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI