Nelly Bassily | March 15, 2010
Journalists from developing countries who are between the ages of 25 and 35 are encouraged to apply for a fellowship to cover the next United Nations General Assembly. The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists sponsors travel to New York City, as well as accommodations and per diem allowances for approximately two months.
Applicants must be employed full-time as professional journalists for a radio, print, television, or internet media organization. They should have a good command of the English language and demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations. For this year, applications will not be accepted from Egypt, Pakistan, Philippines, or Ghana, as these nations were awarded fellowships in 2009.