15 May 2017 - The Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism (RAF) Fellowship is an opportunity for young journalists from countries with developing economies and economies in transition to cover the United Nations. Hosted every fall at UN headquarters, the programme brings a select group of journalists to New York for the opening of the General Assembly.

During their time at headquarters, fellows have an opportunity to observe the UN in action, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. In previous years, fellows have met with the UN Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly and permanent representatives to the United Nations. The programme also arranges visits to various news organizations, such as the New York Times, the Associated Press, and WNYC radio.

Since its founding in 1981, the fellowship has been awarded to 566 journalists from 168 countries.

The programme runs for approximately three weeks. Fellowship awards cover the cost of roundtrip airfare to New York and provide a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) to cover accommodation and related expenses.

Information on eligibility can be found here.