UNITED NATIONS JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS
The Dag Hammarskjold Scholarship Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2008 Fellowship Program. The application deadline is FRIDAY, APRIL 25.
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 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Fellowships will begin in mid-September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.
The Fellowship Program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, or South America 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 [pdf] for full eligibility and documentation requirements and Fellowship application form.
This is the 47th year the Dag Hammarskjold Scholarship Fund has sponsored the Fellowship Program for Journalists. Many past Fellows have risen to prominence in their professions and countries. In the last three years, journalists from Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, the Maldives, Nepal, Nigeria, Uganda and Uruguay have participated in the program.
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