Call for Application: 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

25 January 2016 | Articles, Information for Media

The United Nations Department of Public Information is currently seeking applications from South African young journalists and broadcasters for the 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme.

Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon meeting with the 2015 Reham Al-Farra Fellows. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon meeting with the 2015 Reham Al-Farra Fellows. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Programme provides journalists with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the work of the United Nations. It is also an opportunity to meet journalists from other countries and exchange ideas with UN communication professionals.

Selected journalists and broadcasters will spend four weeks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 8 September through 5 October, 2016

Upon completion of the Programme, participants are expected to continue working in journalism or broadcasting and help promote better understanding of the United Nations in their home country.

Applicants must be aged between 22 and 35 and currently employed by a recognized media organisation, with several years of professional experience and oral and written fluency in English. The United Nations will cover the cost of a round trip ticket and a daily subsistence allowance. For further information, please visit http://outreach.un.org/raf.