In October 2015, Meridian International Center hosted top media professionals from around the world for the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Department of State’s Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. Program participants gained first-hand insights into the dynamics of foreign policy, the political system, and the media through meetings with top leaders including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel, and world-renowned Associate Editor at The Washington Post Bob Woodward. Participants also had the opportunity to learn from the experiences of Katty Kay, journalist for BBC World News; Washington Post veteran national security reporter Walter Pincus; and Voice of America Service Chiefs who shared their work at the media outlet’s headquarters. Among the major DC program highlights was a tour of House of Representatives Press Gallery, which provided a glimpse of the inner workings of press relations on the Hill.
This dynamic, three-week professional exchange program brought up-and-coming leaders from around the world to the United States to examine journalistic practices. The visitors traveled in regional groups, including South and Central Asia, Europe, and Africa, and were comprised of media professionals in television, radio, print, and new media. The program also took participants to other U.S. cities, including Syracuse and New York, NY, and Tampa, Florida.
Take a closer look at the program from South and Central Asia.