UNITED NATIONS: SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR REHAM AL-FARRA MEMORIAL JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP

Key Information

  • Eligibility:
    • The RAF fellowship is open to full-time working journalists between 22 and 35 years of age who are nationals and residents of countries with developing economies or economies in transition (see full list here on website)
  • Funding amount:  Not available
  • Category: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Global
  • Application language: English
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.

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, Deputy 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 BuzzFeed. The fellowship will cover roundtrip airfare from your country of residence to New York and provides a daily subsistence allowance (approximately $410/day) that can be used for accommodation and meals.

 

See here to learn more and apply.