The United Nations is inviting young Papua New Guinean journalists and broadcasters from across the country to apply for the opportunity to participate in a month long Fellowship Programme at the UN Headquarters in New York City, taking place later this year.

The 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme is open to journalists and broadcasters aged between 22 and 35. It will provide a range of exclusive learning experiences and networking opportunities for 15 successful candidates from around the world.

Successful candidates will spend four weeks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where they will have the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the work of the United Nations and witness global leaders in action at the 71st UN General Assembly. It is an opportunity to meet journalists from other countries and exchange ideas with UN Communications professionals.



“The Fellowship Programme offers a fantastic learning and networking experience for young media professionals. It’s an amazing opportunity to see how the UN operates at the global level and to connect with other media professionals from around the world. I encourage young Papua New Guinean media professionals to apply for this unique opportunity and for applicants who applied last year to do so again”, said Mr Roy Trivedy, Resident Coordinator for the UN in Papua New Guinea.

The Fellowship Programme will run from Thursday 8 September until Wednesday 5 October, 2016 and will provide successful candidates with an economy single round trip airline ticket to New York, a daily subsistence allowance to cover accommodation, meals, local transportation and other expenses, and a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the programme.

The schedule of the Fellowship Programme comprises of a range of activities including working with UN media professionals, participating in hands on activities, a two-day academic workshop at a university in New York, visiting major media organizations and selected Non Government Organizations to observe their operations, attending briefings by officials of the UN Secretariat and a series of special events. Successful candidates are expected to develop stories to be published in their home countries during the programme.

For more information on the program, email us on