​Fellowship Program for young journalists

The United Nations is inviting young Papua New Guinean journalists to apply for the life-changing opportunity to participate in a month long Journalist Fellowship Programme.

It will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, taking place in September this year.

In a statement, the UN said the 2017 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme is open to journalists aged between 22 and 35.

“It will provide a range of exclusive learning and networking opportunities for the most promising journalists in the world.

“Fifteen successful candidates will spend four weeks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where they will have the unique first-hand opportunity to experience the work of the United Nations and witness global leaders in action at the UN General Assembly. It is an opportunity to meet journalists from other countries and exchange ideas with UN professionals.

Roy Trivedy, the UN Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea, said: “The United Nations in Papua New Guinea is proud that Mickey Kavera from the National Broadcasting Corporation was one of only fifteen selected journalists, globally, to participate in the 2016 Fellowship.

“This is an extraordinary learning and networking experience for young media professionals. I encourage young Papua New Guinean journalists to follow the successful path which Mickey created by applying for the 2017 Fellowship.”

The Programme is named in honour of Ms. Reham Al-Farra, a young UN staff member tragically killed in the 2003 bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. The Programme is sponsored by the United Nations Department of Public Information as a Fellowship aimed at junior and mid-level broadcasters and journalists from developing countries, or those which are in economic transition.

The Programme will provide the successful candidates with an economy round trip airline ticket to New York, a daily subsistence allowance to cover accommodation, meals, local transportation and other expenses, and a certificate of participation upon its successful completion.

Interested applicants can find more information about the programme and must apply via online by visiting: https://outreach.un.org/raf/.

Stage one applications close on 21 May 2017.

(Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets 2016 RAF journalism fellows)

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