April 11, 2005

OPPORTUNITIES: Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Scholarship Fund 2005

Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Scholarship Fund 2005
For young journalists to report on the 60th UN Assembly...
Deadline: May 1 2005

Young journalists from Asia, Africa and Latin America have until May 1 2005 to apply for a scholarship that would send them to report on the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The session begins in September 2005 in New York City.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Scholarship Fund, named after the late UN secretary-general, expects to award three or more fellowships this year. The programme sends the selected journalists to New York for the duration of the General Assembly session. The fellowships offer journalists the chance to inform their audiences with special-assignment coverage from UN Headquarters. Organisers hope to select one journalist from a country affected by the Asian tsunami.

The fellowship covers round-trip airfare, accommodation, health insurance, and a daily allowance for food and other basic needs. Full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years old and employed by recognised print and broadcast media organisations are eligible. Candidates must be proficient in English.

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Interested journalists should send the application form along with work samples, a diploma photocopy, letters from references and employers, and a summary statement. The package should be mailed to the contact information below.

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Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dag Hammarskjold Convenience Center
P.O. Box 20314
New York, NY 10017 USA
Tel.: (212) 826-4520

Source: MediaMentor Digest Number 1677, April 4 2005.

Placed on the Communication Initiative site April 05 2005.
Last Updated April 08 2005.

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