In a way, this blog is a product of that training, which was organized by Germany’s DW-AKADEMIE and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development.
That workshop brought together nine participants from eight different countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Laos, the Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam.
In addition to web journalism stuff, I also learned some non-online journalism things during my stay in Macau, courtesy of my fellow Asians:
- Burmese people don’t have family names
- Muslims are not allowed to eat amphibians
- Muslims are forbidden from gambling and drinking alcohol
- Spoken Lao and Thai are virtually the same
- There’s no red light district in the capital of Bhutan
There were a few more, but I would like to keep this post short and simple.