Press Release

The Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship (RAF) Invites Applications for the 2024 Programme

14 February 2024

Accra, Ghana; 14 February 2024 - The Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship (RAF), a programme mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), is now accepting applications for its 2024 fellowship. Journalists from developing countries, including Ghana, are invited to apply for this unique opportunity to cover the opening sessions of the UNGA in New York.

Established in 1981, the RAF Fellowship has a rich history of empowering talented young journalists, having awarded 652 fellowships to journalists from 168 countries, including Ghana. Fellows selected for the programme gain unprecedented access to senior UN officials, exclusive interviews, briefings with UN experts, and training courses with renowned media institutions. They will have the opportunity to produce high-quality coverage of UNGA, High-Level and side events, and various issues related to the UN. They also benefit from networking opportunities with journalists from diverse backgrounds, leading to positive impacts on their careers and professional growth.

Deadline for applying is March 15, 2024. Interested journalists are encouraged to apply online at

"This is indeed a great opportunity for Ghanaian journalists to gain first-hand insight into the work of the UN," said the National Information Officer of the UN Information Centre, Ms. Cynthia Prah. "By supporting and recognizing deserving journalists from our communities, we contribute to building their capacities, fostering greater awareness of global issues and strengthening partnerships with the media."


About the Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship (RAF):

The RAF Fellowship aims to enhance understanding of the UN's work and foster more accurate reporting on global issues among journalists worldwide. It receives broad support across the UN Secretariat, and senior UN officials featured in past RAF programmes include the Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, President of the UNGA and SG Spokesperson, among others. For more information about the RAF Fellowship and application guidelines, please visit



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