The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, aged between 25 and 35
Apollo Mubiru
Journalist @ New vision
The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, aged between 25 and 35

PIC: The 73rd UN Assembly will begin on September 25

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Uganda is among countries where journalists are sought to cover the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, US.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2018 fellowship programme. The application deadline is March 12, 2018.

The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, aged between 25 and 35. The journalists should be from developing countries who are interested in reporting on international affairs during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

According to a statement, the fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November. They will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences.

They must also have approval from their media organisations to spend up to three months in New York to report from the United Nations.

Journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come. Fellows also get a chance to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern.

Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries. The programme is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists; all participants are media professionals.

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