UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship USA 2022-2023

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2022 is for full-time working journalists between 22 and 35 years of age who are nationals and residents of countries with developing economies or economies in transition.

Basically, this fellowship program offers a unique opportunity for young journalists with economies in transition to cover the United Nations.

It is a three-week program, that gives fellows have the platform to attend special informational meetings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world.

About Reham Al-Farra Memorial Fellowship

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Fellowship was entrusted in December 1980 by Resolution 35/201 of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Formerly known as the DPI Training Program for broadcasters and journalists from developing countries, this program changed its name in 2003 to honor Reham Al-Farra, a 29-year-old Jordanian information officer who died in the bomb attack on August 19, 2003, at the headquarters of the United Nations in Baghdad.

Since its creation in 1981, the fellowship has been awarded to 596 journalists from 168 countries. At the end of the program, the fellows must continue working in journalism and promote a better understanding of the United Nations in their country of origin.

In addition, the program also organizes visits to several news agencies, such as the New York Times, Democracy Now!, and the WNYC radio. Note, the program does not provide basic training because all members are active journalists.

What is the Worth of this Fellowship?

The fellowship covers round trip airfare from your country of residence to New York and provides a daily subsistence allowance (approximately $385/day) that can be for accommodation and meals.

Eligibility For UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship

To meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must:

  • be between 22 and 35 years old
  • be a full-time working journalist
  • have good proficient in English
  • possess a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the start of the Programme (program begins September 2022)
  • be a national of a developing country or country in transition, as defined by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

This Fellowship is available for young journalists.

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Fellowship 2022 will be at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 September to 5 October 2022.

The RAF fellowship is open to full-time working journalists between 22 and 35 years of age who are nationals and residents of countries with developing economies or economies in transition.

Aside from UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship, there are other scholarships available to international students to study abroad. You can check our scholarship by country to access all scholarships available.

How To Apply For Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2022

How to Apply: You must apply via the online application form.

  • Applications must be submitted via the online form by the deadline.
  • Only applications from candidates meeting the eligibility criteria below will be considered.

Program Update

The 2022 RAF Program is open to applications on 3 May 2022! Due to ongoing travel disruptions, the program will continue to be entirely virtual. However, depending on performance and participation, 2022 RAF Fellows may be strongly considered for a futire in-person program.

Deadline For the Application Of Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2022

The deadline for Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship is on June 15, 2022. After which further application will not be considered. Link to the application form: bit.ly/raf2022

For more information and application on the fellowship. Click on the link below:

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FAQs

Where will this fellowship program be taking place?

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Fellowship 2022 will be at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 September to 5 October 2022.

What is the eligibility for this UN Fellowship?

To meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must:

1. be between 22 and 35 years old
2. be a full-time working journalist
3. have good proficiency in English
4. possess a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the start of the Programme (program begins September 2022)
5. be a national of a developing country or country in transition, as defined by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs:

What is the benefit of this fellowship?

The fellowship covers round trip airfare from your country of residence to New York and provides a daily subsistence allowance (approximately $385/day) that can be for accommodation and meals.

I am a citizen of one of the eligible countries, but I live in the United States and work for an American news outlet. Am I eligible?

No, fellows must be both citizens of one of the eligible countries listed above and working full-time for a news outlet based there.

Why is English proficiency required?

Fellows are expected to participate in a series of briefings and discussions while at Headquarters. Since fellows come from all parts of the world, the common language of communication during the programme is English, which is also one of the two working languages of the United Nations. Fellows can publish their stories in their own language.

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