The Dag Hammarskjold Scholarship Fund for Journalists, 2012 USA

The fellowships offer a unique opportunity for promising young journalists from developing countries to see the United Nations at work and to report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries. Over the past five decades, fellowships have been awarded to hundreds of journalists from the developing world. These awards require the presence of the selected journalist in New York during the first few months of the General Assembly session and should be regarded as an opportunity for news organizations and journalists to provide their audiences with special assignment news coverage from U.N. headquarters.

The Dag Hammarskjod Fund for Journalists fellowship is open to individuals who: -native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. For 2012 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2011 Fellows – China, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria — in an effort to rotate recipient countries. -Currently live in and write for media in a developing country. -Are between the ages of 25 and 35. -Have a very good command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only. -Are currently employed full-time as professional journalists for bona fide print, television, radio or internet media organizations.

Scholarship Deadline: March 30, 2012

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