Manila Standard News Editor Joyce Babe Pañares has been chosen for the 2022 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists—Research and Investigations.
She will join 21 other participants from 19 countries for the three-week fellowship from Nov. 26 to Dec. 18 that will begin in Washington DC before moving to Baltimore in Maryland, St. Petersburg in Florida, San Diego in California, and Chicago in Illinois.
Pañares and PCIJ reporter Cherry Salazar will represent the Philippines in the fellowship.
The IVLP is a professional exchange program funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that offers current and emerging international leaders the opportunity to experience the richness and diversity of American political, economic, social and cultural life.
There is no application for IVLP. Participants are nominated and selected annually by the US Embassies around the world.
Pañares is also the Seminar Director of the Philippine Press Institute and is a member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.
She has previously taught Journalism subjects at the De La Salle University and Kalayaan College, as well as at the graduate school of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.
She is a member of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society.