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 581 journalists from 168 countries. The Fellowship is open to full-time journalists between the ages of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies.
Fellows will be invited to spend three weeks at UN Headquarters in New York to cover the 73rd General Assembly. Apart from this, fellows have an opportunity to attend special briefings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world.
The Fellowship covers travel to New York and provides a daily subsistence allowance to cover accommodation and related expenses.
Applications must be submitted online at https://outreach.un.org/raf/content/reham-al-farra-memorial-journalism-fellowship-2018-application.
The application deadline is 7 May 2018.
For more information visit: https://outreach.un.org/raf/