Application Deadline: May 21st 2017
The yearly Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Program is a novel open door for columnists from developing nations and nations with economies in transition. The Program is held for four weeks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
The Program was ordered in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201 (passage III-9) and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Program”. More than 550 columnists and supporters from 166 nations have participated in the Program.
The Program is supported yearly since 1981 by the United Nations Department of Public Information as a cooperation program for junior and mid-level telecasters and writers from developing nations and nations with economies experiencing significant change.
It additionally furnishes writers with a chance to increase direct involvement in the work of the United Nations. It is additionally a chance to meet columnists from different nations and trade thoughts with UN correspondence experts.
Endless supply of the Program, members are relied upon to keep working in news-casting or broadcasting and help advance better comprehension of the United Nations in their nation of origin. The Program is not planned to give essential abilities preparing to telecasters and writers as all members are as of now functioning as media experts. The Program additionally does not prompt work by the UN.
The Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship is interested in junior and mid-level media experts from nations with developing economies or economies undergoing definite growth.
To meet the qualification prerequisites, competitors must:
be in the vicinity of 22 and 35 years of age
be a fulltime working columnist
be capable in English
have a visa substantial for no less than 6 months past the commencement of the (program starts September 2017)
be a national of a developing nation or nation experiencing significant change, as characterized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine (State of), Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
How would I get a visa to New York?
Colleagues are in charge of acquiring their visas and paying any related expenses. The UN will give an official letter to colleagues to submit with their visa application.
The association covers roundtrip airfare from your nation of home to New York and gives a day by day subsistence stipend (around $385/day) that can be utilized for settlement and suppers.
Where will I remain in New York?
Colleagues are in charge of making their own particular settlement plans in New York. The program gives an every day subsistence remittance ($385/day) which ought to be sufficient to cover standard inn rates and sustenance in New York.
You will require the accompanying archives:
1. Three (3) work tests
2. A letter of reference from your present boss or an editorial manager you have worked with
3. Your educational modules vitae
4. Confirmation of instruction (your most elevated degree or recognition)
5. A duplicate of your press accreditations (e.g., enrollment in a syndicate or union)
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship