United Nations Journalism Fellowships 2015 – Apply Now!

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2015 fellowship program. 

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 70th 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 allowance.


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 professions and countries.

Eligibility:
The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists fellowships are open to individuals who:
  • Are native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. For 2014 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2014 Fellows – Nigeria, Tunisia, the Philippines, and Vietnam — in an effort to rotate recipient countries.
  • Currently live in and write for media in a developing country.
  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35.
  • Have a very good command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only.
  • Are currently employed full-time as professional journalists for print, television, radio or internet media organizations.
  • Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.
  • Receive a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file during the term of the Fellowship will be used and that they will continue to be paid as employees.

Benefits:
  • The Fellowship will include all cost relating to the 3 months fellowship which included airfare, travelling cost, accommodation, etc.
  • The fellows will also receive an allowance for their involvement and contribution to the United Nations General Assembly.

The deadline for application is March 16, 2015

For application details, please visit the Official Web Page HERE
Questions can be directed to fellowship2015@unjournalismfellowship.org


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