Field notes

The Asia New Zealand Foundation provides grants and internships to help journalists undertake assignments and work placements throughout Asia. The goal of these programmes is to improve the quality and quantity of Asian news coverage in the New Zealand media.

Read some of the stories from our grant recipients and interns.

Jakarta a city of contrasts

Journalist Kate Davidson covered asylum seekers, political corruption and New Zealand/Indonesia relations as an intern at the Jakarta Globe 

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Jakarta courtroom

Intern Fiona Thomas found newsgathering and daily life in Jakarta a chaotic, confusing, but ultimately rewarding experience      

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3rd degree interview with Phil Cooper

Six weeks after Typoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, TV3's 3rd Degree team returned to cover a concert for survivors in Tacloban

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Jonathan Carson

Journalist Jonathan Carson's memorable experience of the resilient Filipino survivors was both heartbreaking and heartwarming   

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Nigel Moffiet

Nigel Moffiet’s internship at China Daily was a large-scale, valuable experience

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Isobel Ewing

Intern Isobel Ewing’s stint with the Deccan Herald in Bangalore was sometimes frustrating but will ultimately pay dividends

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Hannah Ockleford interviewing Nicole Chang for a story on South Korea's "goose mothers"

Earlier this year, TVNZ sent a crew to South Korea to research two very different reports

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Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth’s Shanghai Daily internship overlapped with major news stories in China, including food safety crises

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Ruth La Pa shares her impressions of Indonesia, its trade with New Zealand and opportunities for our exporters

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Graduates get lessons in Bahasa Indonesia, how to cover stories in Jakarta -  and how to deal with the city when it's in flood

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Frances Cook shares stories of New Zealanders' work in Vietnam and Cambodia with RadioLIVE listeners

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Jakarta Globe intern Charlotte Greenfield reports back on Indonesia - and why New Zealanders would do well to learn more about the country

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