Ten days, four cities, 7 flights, over 40 articles and video broadcasts, the 2019 APIC Journalism Fellowship was concluded with success stories shared with program coordinators, APIC Board members, Japan Free Press Board members and ambassadors of countries of Pacific and Caribbean at Tokyo Club in Tokyo, Japan this past week.
“This has been one of the most memorable experience I have had and I’ve learned a lot that i will bring home with me,” expressed Christopher Serju of Jamaica.
Iliesa Tora of Nukualofa Times in Tonga said “we have seen so much and learned plenty more, and will go back with more knowledge and practical lessons,” of the 10-day experience in Japan.
The program hosted by Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) and Japan Foreign Press, brought in this 2019 four senior journalists from Pacific (Palau and Tonga) and Caribbean (Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevins) and seasoned professional journalists for an intense 10-day training on disaster reporting across four different places in Japan.
Floyd Takeuchi, chief coordinator for APIC praised this year’s program as one of the most successful ones since the inception of the program five years ago.