The Chulalongkorn University’s Communication Arts Faculty will host on 14-15 December 2015 a seminar that seeks to develop a Mindful Journalism training curriculum that draws lessons from Asia’s age-old philosophical wisdom.
This seminar is part of a program funded by UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) that aims to develop course materials and train-the-trainers to upgrade journalism training in the ASEAN and SAARC region.
The project will take a unique approach to developing communication strategies based on Asian philosophical ideas and communication theories emanating from Buddhist, Hindu and Confucian teachings.
These teachings cover areas such as social harmony, protection of nature and environment, respect of cultural diversity and encouragement of self-sufficiency economic models.
Selected Asian communication scholars, media practitioners, and philosophers from Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, South Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore will attend the Bangkok conference.
A core team of scholars will develop a web-based curriculum and resource materials based on presentations given during the seminar.
The December 2015 seminar will be followed in early 2016 by a two-week training-the-trainer consultation at Chulalongkorn University.
At least 10 journalism trainers from ASEAN and SAARC countries will attend the seminar in early 2016 where the newly-developed Mindful Journalism Curriculum will be introduced.
For more information, contact: Dr Jirayudh Sinthuphan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Kalinga Seneviratne (email@example.com)