Applications are open for the United Nations (UN) Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2022. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young, working journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations.
Hosted every autumn at UN Headquarters, the program brings a select group of journalists to New York to cover the opening of the General Assembly for their news outlets. During the 3-week program, fellows have an opportunity to attend special briefings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. In previous years, fellows have met with the UN Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly and permanent representatives to the United Nations. The program also arranges visits to various news organizations, such as the New York Times, Democracy Now! and BuzzFeed.
Since its founding in 1981, the fellowship has been awarded to 611 journalists from 168 countries. Upon completion of the program, fellows are expected to continue working in journalism and promote better understanding of the United Nations in their home countries. The program does not provide basic skills training, as all fellows are working journalists.
Eligibility for Reham Al-Farra Memorial Fellowship
- be between 22 and 35 years old;
- be a full-time working journalist;
- Additionally, be fully proficient in written and oral English ;
- be able to connect virtually daily for three weeks during working hours NY time from around mid-September to the beginning of October 2022;
- Lastly, be a national of a developing country or country in transition, as defined by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Application of Reham Al-Farra Memorial Fellowship
The 2022 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship Program (RAF) will take place virtually this year due to the ongoing uncertainty of global travel restrictions. The program will run for three weeks during working hours NY time from around mid-September to the beginning of October 2022.