The IWMF Launches ‘Asia Reporting Project’

A grant from the Asia program will fund the "Asia Reporting Project" by International Women's Media Foundation's Round Earth Media program. This new initiative aims to support the "next generation of global journalists producing multimedia reporting from Southeast Asia” through collaborative partnerships involving students and early-career journalists in the US and Asia.


The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced a new grant from the Henry Luce Foundation (Luce Foundation) totaling $300,000 that will support the IWMF’s Round Earth Media (REM) program. Spread across three years, the funding will back groundbreaking work in Asia, expanding the IWMF’s presence in both Indonesia and Thailand.

The Luce Foundation selected the IWMF as a partner due to the REM program’s proposed work with student and early-career journalists. With the funds, the IWMF’s REM program will launch a new initiative called the Asia Reporting Project, which will support a next generation of global journalists producing multimedia reporting from Southeast Asia.

“Since 1936, the Henry Luce Foundation has invested in knowledge makers and ensured that their work informs public discussion,” said Helena Kolenda, the Foundation’s Program Director for Asia. “The Foundation supports projects that put knowledge in the hands of the individuals and communities that need access to it. We are pleased to be able to work with IWMF on the Asia Reporting Project.”

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