regional and subregional courses, which focused on newsroom management, sub-editing, press law, photojournalism and sports reporting. Finally, Pacjourn organized overseas training courses, study tours and visits
to newspapers in other countries.
54 Regrettably, the Pacjourn project had
to be terminated in August of 1991 because of a lack of funds. During its
three years' existence, however, it successfully trained more than 300
In the 1980s, similar projects, Pacbroad for broadcast training and
Pacvideo for video training, were launched by UNESCO with funding
from the International Program for the Development of Communication
(IPDC) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
For an excellent overview of press systems in the region, see
Anne Cooper Chen
Anju Grover Chaudhary, "Asia and the Pacific," in
John C. Merrill
, ed., Global Journalism, 2d ed. ( White Plains, NY: Longman, 1991).
Crispin C. Maslog, "Communication and Journalism Training in India,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, The Philippines and Thailand: An Overview," in Crispin C. Maslog, ed., Communication Education in Asia
( The Philippines: Press Foundation of Asia, 1990), pp. 1
The author is grateful to Professor Maslog for these and other materials about
communication training in Asia.
Chaudhary, "Asia and the Pacific," p. 260.
R. V. Rajan, "A Paper on India" (Paper presented at a seminar on "Communication Education in the Asia-Pacific: Towards 2000," organized by the Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Centre, Singapore, January 15, 1990).
Rajan is particularly critical of poor planning by the educational authorities.
Chanchal Sarkar, "Mass Communication and Journalism Education in
Maslog, Communication Education in Asia, p. 25.
Rajan, "A Paper on India."
Sarkar, "Mass Communication," pp. 24-25.
Chaudhary, "Asia and the Pacific," pp. 214-215.
Sarkar, "Mass Communication," pp. 22-24. Like other data in Maslog, Communication Education, this information was gathered as part of a regional
survey organized by the Press Foundation of Asia and supported by the Communication Assistance Foundation of The Netherlands.
This section on the Indian Institute of Mass Communication draws on Rajan, "A Paper on India and Sarkar, Mass Communication."
Most of this information comes from the Institute's 1990-1991 brochure.