Deadline: 15 June, 2021

The United Nations (UN) has opened applications for the 2021 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship.

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 August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

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 three-week programme, fellows have an opportunity to attend special briefings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world
  • The programme also arranges visits to various news organisations, including the New York Times, Democracy Now! and BuzzFeed


  • Open to full-time working journalists between the ages of 22 and 35
  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of the eligible countries with developing economies or economies in transition

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UN Climate Change


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