The 11th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar (ASEFJS11) is a continuation of the ASEF Journalists’ Colloquium series. It was organised from 17-22 November 2017, in conjunction with the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM13) in Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar.
The theme for the 11th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar was “Shaping Public Perceptions and Minds towards Achieving the SDGs”. While journalism has traditionally focused on covering conflict and societal challenges, Constructive Journalism could potentially pave the way for greater awareness and support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through a focus on the achievements and success stories they have produced. Participants of ASEFJS11 therefore explored how media outlets and journalists can contribute to shaping positive perceptions and mindsets among ASEM societies about sustainability and the achievability of the SDGs.