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Regional Workshop on Media Literacy and Journalism

Status: Closed

Organisation: Young Pacific Leaders

Deadline: 24/03/2024

Location: Tonga

The Young Pacific Leaders Regional Workshop on Media Literacy and Journalism will bring together 30 young leaders to expand knowledge regarding media literacy, journalism, and pressing issues facing the Pacific region, including climate change and resilience.

International and U.S. experts in journalism, media, and climate change will work with participants to build capacity in media literacy and journalistic practices and advance Pacific regionalism.

Participants may apply for a seed grant that will allow them to receive ongoing mentorship and apply knowledge gained during the regional workshop. The workshop instructors are experts in their field (e.g., journalists, university professors) from the U.S. and Pacific region.


The Workshop will pay travel expenses to Tonga, including airfare, group transportation and accommodations, and meals for individuals who are selected to participate. Citizens of an eligible country who are currently residing outside of the Pacific region will be responsible for arranging their own travel to an eligible county, and then the Workshop will pay for travel from the eligible location to Tonga.

Who can apply?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Age: 22-35 years of age. Both citizen and resident of one of the following countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Islands of French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and U.S. partners from the American-affiliated Pacific including American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawaii.
  • Interest in issues related to media literacy, journalism, or communications.
  • Involvement in media literacy, journalism, or communication via employment, volunteering, internship, or coursework.
  • Interest in climate change and resilience in the Pacific region.
  • Interest in actively promoting positive change in their community and the Pacific region through media literacy media, and journalism activities.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • English proficiency (written and spoken).
  • Have a passport with validity through March 2025. If you are a citizen of Tonga and reside in Tonga, you do not need a passport to attend the workshop.
Application Guidelines

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please click here. The deadline for applications is 24 March, 2024.

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