IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
March 6th, 2012

BANGKOK -Do you have a good ASEAN story to tell?

Inter Press Service (IPS) Asia-Pacific, in partnership with the ASEAN Studies Centre and with the support of the International Development Research Centre, is inviting journalists to submit creative, original ideas for proposals for in-depth features on development issues around the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its role in the region.

The ‘Reporting Development in ASEAN’ reporting series has 10 slots open to journalists who are nationals of the 10 ASEAN countries. The series is open to journalists writing in local languages and/or English, reporting from their countries.

Deadline for submission of applications: 17 March 2012

Media reportage around ASEAN closely follows high-profile events and official meetings. Often, this leaves little room for in-depth analysis and critical investigative study of development issues around the regional organisation’s goals and role in the daily lives of its constituency ­ even as its aim of an ASEAN community by 2015 nears.

Thus, with the goal of creating more space for issue-based reporting around ASEAN, story proposals for the ‘Reporting Development in ASEAN series must directly focus on analysis and investigative study of the role and impact and ASEAN’s plans for regional integration — and its interventions on development  ­ on the lives and livelihoods of its peoples even as its aim of an ASEAN community by 2015 nears. They must also have regional or transnational scope/relevance.

Applicants need to submit the following: -application form -story plan form -clippings of three published and bylined articles

Applications and inquries are to be sent to:

You can download here:

– The pdf brochure.

– The story plan form.


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