Caribbean journalists who are in a full time working position, proficient in English and under thirty five years are encouraged to apply for this fellowship opportunity. It includes the cost of roundtrip airfare and daily subsistence allowance to cover accomodation and related expenses.
About the RAF FellowhsipThe Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism (RAF) Fellowship is an opportunity for qualifying journalists from countries with developing economies and economies in transition to cover the United Nations. It brings them together during the opening of the General Assembly in September every year.
During their time at the headquarters in New York City the fellows get the opportunity to observe the UN in action, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with peers from around the world. The Fellowhsip programme also arranges visits to news organisations like the New York Times, Associated Press and WNYC radio.
since its founding in 1981, the fellwship has been awarded to 566 journalists from 168 countries.
Who is Reham al-Farra?Reham Al-Farra was a 29 year old Jordanian public information officer who was killed in the August 19 2003 bombing of the UN Headquarters in Bagdad. She was asigned to the Office of the Spokesperson for the Special Representative. In September 2003 the UN Department of Public Information renamed its annual training programme for young journalists in her honour. Learn more