Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

JOURNALISM DESK – Journalism in a Fragmented World – Webinar 2021


The media is acting as an effective catalyst for social change but when our society is getting more fragmented, are your stories reaching your target audiences? Did you know solutions journalism is changing communities? How do you distinguish regular data journalism from big data storytelling?Citizen journalism is now common in the event of disasters but what about the ethics of humanitarian reporting? And finally, collaborative journalism is reaching across borders into other newsrooms – what’s holding you back from being part of a Global Village Newsroom?

SIGNIS Asia Journalism Desk in collaboration with LICAS News Asia is organising the SIGNIS Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme with the theme “JOURNALISM IN A FRAGMENTED WORLD”. This 7-week programme is for lay Catholic and like-minded journalists working in the secular media industry, bringing them together for a journey of discovery and learning.

The Fellowship seeks to build capacity and promote exchange among media professionals and journalists from across Asia who want to use their platform for social change. The programme will take on a virtual format managed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will take place over seven weeks [beginning from the week of 26 October 2021]. About 20 selected journalists from Asian countries will be participating in the programme.

Participants will need to commit to all 7 sessions per week which will take place every Tuesday from 5.30pm – 7.30pm GMT +8 / Malaysia time. The working language of the programme will be English.


SIGNIS Asia Journalism Desk has brought together some of the finest speakers from across Asia. They are industry media practitioners, academicians and experts from non-profit international agencies. Participating Fellows will benefit immeasurably from the speakers’ wealth of knowledge and experience in their weekly presentations.

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One session per week, every Tuesday from 5.30pm –7.30pm | GMT +8 | Malaysia time

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Week 1 – Tuesday 26 October – Introduction session – ‘Journalism in a Fragmented World’

Week 2 – Tuesday 2 November – Media as a Catalyst for Change – Solutions Journalism

Week 3 – Tuesday 9 November – Big Data & Storytelling

Week 4 – Tuesday 16 November – Citizen Journalism

Week 5 – Tuesday 23 November – Ethics of Humanitarian Reporting

Week 6 – Tuesday 30 November – Global Village Newsroom

Week 7 – Tuesday 7 December – Closing session – Networking, participants share key take-aways


The SIGNIS Asia Journalist Programme (SAJP) aims to develop the capacity of journalists and related media professionals to become effective change agents in their communities. The programme will focus on professional training, communication and media awareness, social analysis, and networking via workshops, group interactions, panel discussions, and inter-cultural exchanges. SAJP will equip participants with skills, mindsets and resources to activate and promote holistic change in their local communities.  

“Those who have a voice must speak for those who are voiceless.” – Saint Oscar Romero 


For further information, email the SA Journalism Desk at:

SIGNIS is a non-governmental organization that includes members from over 100 countries. As the “World Catholic Association for Communication”, it brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, internet, and new technology professionals. The administrative headquarters of SIGNIS, the General Secretariat, is in Brussels. SIGNIS has consultative status with UNESCO.