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2011 Dag Hammarskjold Scholarship for Asians, South Americans, Africans, the Caribbeans
The 2011 Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for professional journalists from developing countries has been launched.
Open to print, broadcast and online journalists native to countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, with the exception of Nepal, Peru, South Africa and Togo, it is targeted at journalists interest in international affairs and who want to convey a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences.
- Interested applicants should be between 25 and 35
- Must have a good to excellent command of the English language
- Must be currently employed full-time as professional journalists for bona fide media organizations
- Must have approval from home media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations
- Must receive commitment from home media organizations that reports filed during the term of the Fellowship will be used
- Must be prepared technically to file their news stories over WIFI, whether broadcast or print
The Fellowships programme begins in mid-September and extends to late November. It would cover cost of travel and accommodation in New York, and per diem allowance.
- Copies of representative selections of your work, such as newspaper clippings, audio tapes, or video tapes. The selections must be work produced in 2010 or 2011
- originally signed letter from a person of good standing in your community or profession who can testify to your character, such as a community, religious or business leader, teacher, former or current co-worker
- Originally signed letters from two individuals who supervised you and can comment on your journalism experience and qualifications
- Endorsement of the Fellowship application from the editor or director of the news organization that presently employs you. This endorsement must be originally signed and should:
- Grant you a leave of absence from your current duties in the event you are awarded a Fellowship.
- States 1) plans for using the material prepared by you during the Fellowship, and 2) the arrangements made to file your reports while you are at the United Nations and in New York.
- Sets forth the plans for you upon completion of the Fellowship and your return from New York
- Summary statement. On a separate sheet of paper, explain in not less than 300 words why you are applying for this Fellowship and what you expect to gain from the experience
- If available, include a copy of your passport. If you do not currently have a passport, you are advised to obtain one as soon as possible so that, if selected, you can immediately proceed to obtaining a journalist visa
Deadline for submission of application materials: April 6, 2011
Application materials should be sent via mail:
512 Northampton Street, No. 124A
Edwardsville, PA 18704 USA. for Journalists
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