Monash University journalism students will have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia, India and Nepal next year to gain real and practical experience reporting on community development issues.
The joint initiative between Monash University, Engineers Without Borders and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will see journalism students join a humanitarian engineering “study tour” of the region.
The students will research, investigate and report on topics related to the fields of humanitarian engineering and community development, and will create innovative and original stories across digital, print, video and audio mediums.
The program will be coordinated by Monash journalism teacher Nick Parkin, and has received almost $60,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan.
“This program will be a chance for our students to create meaningful and worthwhile pieces of journalism, while focusing on a highly underreported area of international development,” Mr Parkin said.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the innovative stories our best and brightest students will create,” he said.
The study tours of Cambodia, India and Nepal are expected to take place during holiday periods in 2016 and early 2017.
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