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Applications are now open for the Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship which is a unique opportunity for young 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 for the opening of the General Assembly. The 2018 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 16 September to 6 October 2018.
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. The programme also arranges visits to various news organizations, such as the New York Times, Democracy Now! and WNYC radio.
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.
To meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must:
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via https://outreach.un.org/raf/
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