Application process opens for United Nations journalism fellowships
The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is available to radio, television, print and web journalists.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists said on Thursday that it is now accepting applications from journalists for its 2019 fellowship programme. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists mainly from developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America and the Caribbean.
According to a statement released today by the fund, the journalists must be between 25-35 years old and currently working for media organizations. They must also be interested in visiting the United Nations headquarters in New York to report on international affairs during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. Travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance are provided.
Since 1962, the Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fund has awarded fellowships to professional journalists from the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The fund was established as a not-for-profit organization in memorial to the legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second UN Secretary-General, who was killed in a plane crash while on a peace mission to the Congo in 1961.
Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications and given the opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their profession and countries.
Fellowship eligibility criteria and documentation requirements, as well as the fellowship application, form can be found on the Fund’s web site at www.unjournalismfellowship.org. The application process closes on March 1, 2019.
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