Media Ambassadors China-Germany
Civil Society and Good Governance

Media Ambassadors China – Germany

The exchange program for journalists “Media Ambassadors China – Germany” is organized by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with the International Media Center Hamburg and Tsinghua University in Beijing and aims to win over journalists for the task of strengthening Sino-German relations. Every year, sixteen fellowships are awarded to Chinese and German journalists.

Journalists from China are invited on a three-month fellowship to Germany, while German fellows spend three months in China. The fellows receive a stipend of 1,350 Euros per month. The visit by Chinese fellows in Germany includes a one-month course at the International Media Center Hamburg and a two-month job-shadowing stage with renowned print, radio, online-, or television editorial teams. The course includes studies on German affairs and the entire spectrum of journalistic forms of presentation. The job-shadowing stage in a German editorial team then gives fellows a deeper insight into the system and working methods of the German media. The program includes meetings, discussions and forums with important personalities in German politics, journalism and society.

German fellows deployed in China take part in an intensive course on contemporary Chinese affairs at the renowned Tsinghua University during the first month. Months two and three are spent working in English or German language editorial departments of major Chinese media in Beijing or Shanghai.

In addition to a deeper and broader understanding of journalism in the respective host country, the aim is to obtain first hand experience which the Chinese and German journalists then use in their coverage back home returning from their three-month stay abroad.

Deutsch-Chinesische Mediennetzwerk e.V.

The Deutsch-Chinesische Mediennetzwerk (German–Chinese Media Network) was founded by alumni from the Robert Bosch Stiftung program Media Ambassadors China-Germany in 2011. The association wants to permanently boost exchanges between Chinese and German journalists in order to contribute to intercultural understanding and prejudice-free reporting. The Deutsch-Chinesische Mediennetzwerk regularly organizes public events in Germany and China. A membership is available to all journalists interested in international understanding.

Contact

International Media Center Hamburg
Haifen Nan
HAW Fakultät Design, Medien, Information
Kunst und Mediencampus
Finkenau 35
22081 Hamburg

Contact at the Foundation

Oliver Radtke 
Phone: 0711 46084-154