[FoME] UN Fellowships for Journalists from Developing Countries

Christoph Dietz Christoph.Dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Do Mär 15 09:34:41 CET 2012



The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications
from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2012
fellowship program. 

The application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2012.

The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web
journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested
in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 67th
session of the United Nations General Assembly. The fellowships will
begin in early September and extend to late November and will include
the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem

The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of
the developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the
Caribbean, and are currently working full-time for a bona fide media
organization in a developing nation. Applicants must demonstrate an
interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a
better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and
audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations
to spend up to two months in New York to report from the United Nations.
Click here: http://unjournalismfellowship.org/node/7 for full
eligibility criteria and documentation requirements and the fellowship
application form.

In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider
journalist applications for 2012 from nations selected in 2011: China,
Ethiopia, India and Nigeria. Journalists from these countries may apply
in 2013. 

Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all
applications. The journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the
incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic
deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that
will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists
from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and
understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen
to prominence in their professional and countries. The program is not
intended to provide basic skills training to journalists, as all
participants are media professionals. 
Questions about the program, eligibility and application process can be
directed to fellowship at unjournalismfellowship.org. 

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