Saturday 15 May 2021

Opportunity for Vietnam future news makers to learn from world’s top journalists

Applications are now open for Future News Worldwide 2021, a prestigious international online conference run by the British Council in partnership with some of the world’s leading media organisations. Under the theme ‘Climate, COVID-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis’, the conference will offer a rich and packed programme for the next generation of newsmakers and content creators. Taking place online, there are 100 places available for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists, and reporters from across the globe to take part.

As well as hearing from leading reporters and broadcasters, attendees will get to experience a breaking health story in a high intensity news-room simulation created by First Draft, designed to provoke real-time reporting decisions to combat the spread of misinformation. The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who are between 18-25 years old as of 1 July 2021. Applicants should be able to speak English at an advanced level and need to demonstrate passion about following a career in journalism.

Last year’s online event saw some of the most experienced and respected international editors, broadcasters and reporters share their knowledge and insights with delegates from 50 countries. Past conference speakers have included Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler Media, Jon Snow, Channel Four; Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times; Head of Global News Desk for Reuters Nick Tattersall, and Sreenivasan Jain, Managing Editor New Delhi Television.

Sharing about the experience attending this special event, Nguyen Le Hoai An - one of three talented delegates representing Vietnam in Future News Worldwide 2020 said she was extremely impressed with how the program was organized. In addition to the profound knowledge in the field through diversified and most up-to-date topics, she also understands more about the difficulties of journalism work, how reporters, journalists responsed to overcome those difficulties, both physically and spiritually. And most of all, Hoai An has found great motivation to continue pursuing her passion.

With contributions from leading media organisations such as Reuters, Google News Initiative and UK Schools of Journalism, Future News Worldwide is a key programme for the British Council in its work building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and overseas through education and arts. The conference is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the next generation of top journalists to hone their skills and make global connections. You can find out more about the programme and how to apply by visiting The deadline for applications is by NOON 8 June 2021 (GMT). 

Notes to Editor

Le Mai Hanh
Communications Manager
British Council in Vietnam
20 Thuy Khue, Ha Noi
T +84 (0)4 3728 1920 ext. 1957
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About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.