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Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2023: Apply Online, Reward

Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2023: Apply Online, Reward

The Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship was edited in December 1980 by the UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201. It was Formerly known as the DPI Training Programme for broadcasters and journalists from developing countries. The programming was renamed in 2003 in honor of Reham al-Farra, a 29-year-old Jordan Public Information officer who was killed on 19 August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. Since its founding in 1981, the fellowship has been awarded to 611 journalists from 186 countries. Upon completion of the program, fellows are expected to continue working in journalism and promote a better understanding of the United Nations in their home countries. The program does not provide basic skill training as all fellows are working journalists.

About UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship 2023

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship was known as the DPI Training Programme for broadcasters and journalists from developing countries. The fellowship is a unique opportunity for young journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations. The fellowship is host every year in autumn at UN headquarters. The program brings a select group of journalists to New York to cover the opening of the general assembly for the news outlets. The program also arranges visits to various news organizations such as the New York Times, Democracy Now!, and BuzzFeed.

Due to covid-19, the RAF Fellowship went virtual for the first time in its history in 2020. A special program organizes for RAF aluminum on its 40th anniversary. The program focuses on UN issues such as Global Health, climate change, refugees, and human rights.

Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship
Key Highlights of UN RAF Fellowship
Conducted by UN General Assembly Resolution
Name of fellowship Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship
Objective Opportunity for young working journalists
Benefits The selected fellows will get awarded under the fellowship
Eligibility Criteria Between the age of 22 and 35 years old
Last date Updated Soon
Official website https://www.un.org/en/raf
Objective of Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship

Reham Al farraMemorial generalism Fellowship was named in honor of Reham Al-Farra are 29-year-old Jordanian Public Information officer who are killed in a bombing. The fellowship is a unique opportunity for young 22 to 35-year-old working journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations. The program brings a select group of journalists to New York to cover the opening of the general assembly for the news outlets.

Benefits of Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship

During the 3- week program fellows get an opportunity to attend special briefings, interview senior officers, and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. Followers have met with the UN Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, and permanent representatives to the United Nations.

Eligibility Criteria 

To meet the eligibility criteria the candidate must follow the following:

  • The age of the candidate must be between 22 and 35 years old.
  • The applicant must be a full-time working journalist.
  • Be fully proficient in written or Oral English.
  • Be able to connect virtually daily for 3 weeks during working hours at the New York Times from around mid-September to the beginning of October 2023.
  • To be a national of a developing country or a country in transition, as defined by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Important Dates

The last date for the submission of the application form for the Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship will be updated soon.

Application Procedure for Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship
  • The applicant first visits the official website of the Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship
Application Procedure for Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism FellowshipReham al-Farra Fellowship Official Website
  • The homepage of Fellowship will open on your screen where you have to click on the three-bar menu, then you have to click on the Application link.
Application Procedure for Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism FellowshipApplication
  • After that the application where you have to enter your few details which are here:
    • Here you have to first click on the yes or no option, where you have to to ask that you will understand the Eligibility requirement for the fellowship.
    • Then you will ask about the time and duration of the fellowship where you have to click on the option yes or no.
    • Enter the captcha code.
    • After that click on the next page, where you have to enter all your other information. And submit the documents which are required.
  • After filling in all the details correctly click on the submit button for the final submission of the application form.
Contact Details
  • If you have any inquiry regarding the fellowship then you should visit their official website.
  • The homepage will open where you need to click on the bar menu option, then click on the contact link.
Contact DetailsContact
  • After that, you have to fill in a form, where you need to fill some of your details such as-
    • Name
    • Email id
    • Subject
    • Your message
    • Captcha
  • After filling in your details click on the submit button.

Note-  Over the course of the program, the journalists produced 86 news pieces in 6 languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Nepali.

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