Asia Pacific Vision, in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong, has established a fund for the education of broadcast journalists and video professionals.

The Mick Deane Scholarship is in memory of Deane, the veteran British cameraman who was killed by a sniper’s bullet at the age of 62 while covering protests in Egypt in 2013. Deane had previously worked in Hong Kong from 1988 to 1994 as ITN’s Asia cameraman. For the last 15 years of his life he was with Britain’s Sky News, based in the United States and London and, more recently, the Middle East.

Mick Deane (left) in Tiananmen Square, 1989

Mick Deane (left) in Tiananmen Square, 1989

The scholarship will beawarded primarily on the basis of academic merit, and preference will be given to married students engaged in post-graduate studies.  The JMSC will be responsible for shortlisting candidates for the consideration of the selection committee, which is composed of Erder, Chan, and broadcast journalism veterans Kevin Sites and Rob McBride.  The committee will also consider such issues as financial need, leadership and professional potential, and extra-curricular activities of the applicants.

 

Donations to the Fund

Donations to The Mick Deane Scholarship fund are welcomed. There are several ways to donate to this fund. You can also use the online form, but be sure to specify “The Mick Deane Scholarship” as the other Unit/Programme.

 

In the US, tax-deductible contributions can be made to “Friends of the University of Hong Kong, Ltd” and sent to “Executive Director, Friends of the University of Hong Kong, 1321 Sydney Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, USA”.

For details, please visit: usfriends.hku.hk.

 

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