United Nations Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2019 (Fully-funded)
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Applications are open for the United Nations Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2019. The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young, 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 September 15 to October 5, 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.
- The Fellowship covers travel to New York and provides a daily subsistence allowance to cover accommodation and related expenses.
- Candidates must be between 22 and 35 years old
- Be a fulltime working journalist
- Be proficient in English
- Possess a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the start of the Programme (programme begins September 2019)
- Be a national of a developing country or country in transition
For more information, visit UNRAF.