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The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists from Developing Countries, USA

The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund accepts applications from journalists of the developing nations of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean to cover the United Nations General Assembly beginning in September each year. 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.


Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowship is open to individuals who:
* Are native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean. For 2011 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2010 Fellows — Nepal, Peru, South Africa and Togo — in an effort to rotate recipient countries.
* Currently live in and write for a publication in a developing country.
* Are between the ages of 25 and 35. Have a good to excellent 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.
* Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.
* Receive a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file during the term of the Fellowship will be used.
* Are prepared technically to file their news stories over WIFI, whether broadcast or print.

Scholarship Application Deadline:Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism 2011-2012, USA: Environmental Journalism

The fellowships are a nine-month academic program that allows eligible professional journalists to acquire knowledge necessary to cover the environment more effectively and enrich the public’s understanding of this crucial subject. The Scripps fellows audit classes, conduct in-depth research, and reflect on critical questions without the pressure of deadlines.
With seminars and field trips, the program brings participants together with leading environmental specialists. This helps journalists better understand key environmental issues, but it also helps the scientific community better understand the media and the way journalists work.
The Ted Scripps Fellowships program covers tuition and fees. In addition, for the 9-month, 2011-2012 academic year, a $50,000 stipend will be paid. Employers are strongly encouraged to continue benefits, including health insurance.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March 2011

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