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Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship at UN Headquarters

Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship at UN Headquarters

The submission period is 1 February 2024 to 15 March 2024.

ℹ️The fellowship invites young journalists from developing countries to report on the UN, offering unique insights and experiences.


The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201. Formerly known as the DPI Training Programme for Broadcasters and Journalists from Developing Countries, the programme was renamed in 2003 in honor of Reham Al-Farra, a 29-year-old Jordanian public information officer who was killed in the 19 August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young (22 to 35), working journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations. Hosted every autumn at UN Headquarters, the programme brings a select group of journalists to New York to cover the opening of the General Assembly for their news outlets.

During the 3-week programme, Fellows have an opportunity to attend special briefings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. In previous years, RAF Fellows have met with the UN Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly and Permanent Representatives to the United Nations. The programme also arranges visits to various news organizations, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and ProPublica.

🌐 Programme Highlights:

  • 3-week opportunity at UN Headquarters
  • Special briefings, interviews with senior officials
  • Interaction with global colleagues
  • Visits to renowned news organizations

🌍 Since 1981, 652 journalists from 168 countries have participated. Upon completion, fellows continue promoting better understanding of the UN in their home countries.


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