United Nations Journalism Fellowship

Deadline:  March 30, 2012.

Countries/Region- Developing Countries

The Dag Hammarskjold fund is being granting fellowships to journalists from five decades. The first fellowship was awarded in the year 1962.

The Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalist has launched a call for proposals 2012 for professional journalists from the developing countries. The fellowships are available for radio, print, television and web journalist who are willing to come to New York to report on international affairs during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. This fellowship is applicable for the journalist between the ages of 25 -35.

Every year four journalists are selected for this fellowship. The selected journalist gets the opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern.

The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, and are currently working full -time for a bonafide media organization in a developing nation. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to two months in New York to report from the United Nations.

In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider journalist applications for 2012 from nations selected in 2011: China, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2013.

The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.

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  1. Kelvin Kabila Musiyebo says:

    I m here applying to attend to the seminar for developing countries,i work for a community Radio Station in Western province of Zambia.rily