UN Reham Al-Farra Journalism Fellowship 2019 ( 3 week Fully funded program)


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6024

Opportunity Description

Are you a young journalist from developing countries?

Are you interested to grab an opportunity to have interviews with UN Officials, UN secretary general and visit other Media organizations?

If yes, you can apply to UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship a 3 week program that provides the opportunity for selected fellows to interview senior officials, attend special briefing and exchange ideas with other fellows and colleagues from around the world.  Mandated in December 1980, the fellowship is offered each year, to bring a group of journalists to New York to cover the opening of the General Assembly.  The Fellowship was renamed in 2003 in honor of Reham Al-Farra a 29 yearl old Jordanian Public Information officer who was killed in in a bombing at UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Program date: September 15, to October 5, 2019

Location: New York, U.S.A

Duration: 3 week



  • Free trip to New York covering travel cost, daily subsistneces allowance for accommodation
  • interview senior officials,
  • Attend UN General Assembly Opening
  • attend special briefing and exchange ideas with other fellows and colleagues from around the world

Who can apply?

  • Be a young journalists aged between 22 to 35
  • Be a full time journalist
  • Have high proficiency in English language
  • Own a passport with at least 6 months of validity beyond the program starting in September 2019.
  • Be from a developing country or a country with economy in transition:

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 to apply?

Applicants can apply online before the deadline (April 15, 2019).


Required documents: 

  • Three Published work Samples
  • one reference letter from current employer
  • CV in English or French
  • Highest Education Degree


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For more information please visit the UN Reham Al-Farra Fellowship

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