Urban Regeneration Programme for Journalists

In partnership with Asia News Network



About the programme

A three-year pilot phase was launched in Malaysia in 2014, which brought together12 local and international journalists from both print and on-line platforms to George Town, to help them develop a greater understanding of urbanisation and its challenges.

The second stage of the pilot phase which commenced in 2015 will focus on photojournalism and address affordable housing, a crucial challenge in any city. The photojournalism study for 2015 is the Rifle Range flats, the first affordable housing project in Penang where an estimated 10,000 people from the low income group live.

The project will culminate in an exhibition of the works produced by the participants at the STAR Pitt St Building, which will then travel to Butterworth, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.