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Applications invited for United Nations Journalism Fellowship

24 January 2020

Applications are invited for Journalism fellowship at the United Nations Headquarters.  Ghanaian Journalists are encouraged to apply.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2020 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 6, 2020.

The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly during the opening 10 weeks.  Travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance are provided. 

The fellowships are open to journalists who are native to the mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean and are currently working for media organizations. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the U.N. to their readers and audiences.  They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York to report from the U.N.  The program is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists; all fellowship recipients must be media professionals. Visit for more information.

Applications invited for United Nations Journalism Fellowship

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