Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship for Young Journalists of Developing Countries

Background

Applications are now open for Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship which is a unique opportunity for young (22 to 35), working journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations. Hosted every fall at UN Headquarters, the programme brings a select group of journalists to New York to cover the opening of the General Assembly for their news outlets.

During the 3-week programme, fellows have an opportunity to attend special briefings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. In previous years, fellows have met with the UN Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly and permanent representatives to the United Nations. The programme also arranges visits to various news organizations, such as the New York Times, Democracy Now! and WNYC radio.

The 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 September to 5 October 2019.

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201. Formerly known as the DPI Training Programme for Broadcasters and Journalists from Developing Countries, the programme was renamed in 2003 in honor of Reham Al-Farra, a 29-year-old Jordanian public information officer who was killed in the 19 August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

Since its founding in 1981, the fellowship has been awarded to 596 journalists from 168 countries. Upon completion of the programme, fellows are expected to continue working in journalism and promote better understanding of the United Nations in their home countries. The programme does not provide basic skills training, as all fellows are working journalists.

Eligibility Criteria

To meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must:

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit here

Deadline: 15 April 2019

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