Deadline:

15 April 2019.

Location:

USA.

(Partially Funded)

Description

Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2019.

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 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.

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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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalism.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS.

Program Period

3 Weeks.

 From 15 September to 5 October 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

To meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must:

  • Be between 22 and 35 years old.
  • Be a fulltime working journalist.
  • Beproficient 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, as defined by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The Fellowship covers travel to New York and provides a daily subsistence allowance to cover accommodation and related expenses.

How to Apply

First Step: You must to log in or register to access Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2019 APPLICATION.

Second Step: Needed Documents:

  • Work samples for print/web journalists:

Three samples of stories you have published that are related to international politics, development or human rights. The samples must have been published in the past three years. A translation into English or a summary must accompany material published in languages other than the six official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).
Please provide full citations (dates, pages and names of the publications). Do not attach complete newspapers or magazines.

  • Work samples for broadcast journalists:

Links to three video or audio stories (radio/TV/online) related to international politics, development or human rights and indicate your exact role in producing each. Samples must be journalistic in nature and demonstrate your role in news gathering, writing, editing and/or producing. A translation into English or a summary must accompany material published in languages other than the six official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).

  • A letter of reference from your current employer. Letters should be on official letterhead and include complete contact information. (Freelancers must provide a letter of reference from an editor with whom they have worked.)
  • Curriculum Vitae. (File format: PDF, Word, txt)
  • A copy of your press credentials or membership to a press syndicate, union or similar association.
  • Photocopy of your university/college diploma.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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