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Apply Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships for Developing Countries 2018

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Apply Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships for Developing Countries 2018

Apply Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships for Developing Countries 2018.

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is offering Journalism
Fellowships, an Opportunity for African/developing countries’
journalists to experience and report United Nation Assembly in New York
USA 2018
Application Deadline: 12th March, 2018. |  

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries:
  1. Developing nations of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean.
  2. For 2018 only,
    the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2017
    fellows – Afghanistan, Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe – in an effort to
    rotate recipient countries.

 

To be taken at (country): New York, USA
Area of Interest: Journalism
About Fellowship: The
Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists accepts applications from
journalists of the developing nations of Africa, Asia (including Pacific
Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean to cover the United
Nations General Assembly beginning in September each year. The
fellowships offer a unique opportunity for promising young journalists
from developing countries to see the United Nations at work and to
report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries.
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These
awards require the presence of the selected journalist in New York
during the first few months of the General Assembly session and should
be regarded as an opportunity for news organizations and journalists to
provide their audiences with special assignment news coverage from U.N.
headquarters.
Offered Since: 1961
Type: Fellowship (Career)
Eligibility: The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists fellowships are open to individuals who:
  1. Are
    native to one of the mainly developing countries of Africa, Asia
    (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean. For
    2018 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of
    the 2017 fellows – Afghanistan, Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe – in an
    effort to rotate recipient countries.
  2. Currently live in and write for media in a developing country.
  3. Are between the ages of 25 and 35.
  4. Have a very good command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only.
  5. Are
    currently employed as professional journalists for print, television,
    radio or internet media organizations.  Both full-time and freelance
    journalists are invited to apply.
  6. Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.
  7. Receive
    a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file
    during the term of the Fellowship will be used and that they will
    continue to be paid for their services.
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Selection Criteria
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  1. Successful applicants must obtain a leave of absence from their employers.
  2. By
    endorsing the application of a staff journalist for a fellowship, the
    editor undertakes to meet all telephone or other transmission charges
    and to publish or broadcast copy filed by the reporter.
  3. Applicants
    must be full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years
    old, be employed by a recognized print, radio, television, or internet
    media organization, and have a good working knowledge of English.

 

Number of Fellowships: not specified
Value of Fellowship:
The Fund will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations;
health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily
allowance to cover food and other necessities. The Fund will not be
responsible for other expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone
calls.
Duration of Fellowship: first three months of the General Assembly session
How to Apply: 
  1. CLICK HERE for the application in Word format
  2. CLICK HERE for the application in PDF format (requires Adobe Reader, free download)
You
MUST ALSO INCLUDE ALL necessary documentation as outlined in the
Eligibility and Documentation Requirements with your application.
An
originally completed AND signed application, along with all six (6) of
the Documentation Requirements, should be sent by postal or courier
service (such as DHL, FedEx, Airborne) to:

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists
512 Northampton Street, No. 124A
Edwardsville, PA 18704 USA

Fellowship Provider: Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists
Important Notes: Applicants
and/or their employers are required to provide equipment necessary for
the applicants to efficiently and effectively report from the United
Nations. Such equipment should include a laptop or notebook computer,
digital camera (if appropriate), audio/visual recording and equipment
needed for transmission, especially for TV. Selected journalists must be
prepared technically to file their news stories over WIFI, whether
broadcast or print, and arrive with a computer enabled for WIFI.

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