REHAM AL-FARRA MEMORIAL JOURNALISTS’ FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME BEGINS AT HEADQUARTERS

8 September 2008
Note No. 6172

REHAM AL-FARRA MEMORIAL JOURNALISTS’ FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME BEGINS AT HEADQUARTERS

8 September 2008
Press Release
Note No. 6172
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Note to Correspondents

REHAM AL-FARRA MEMORIAL JOURNALISTS’ FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME BEGINS AT HEADQUARTERS

The United Nations Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists’ Fellowship Programme begins its twenty-eighth session today at Headquarters, under the direction of the Department of Public Information (DPI).  It will continue until 17 October.

The Programme was established by the General Assembly in 1980, when it requested the Secretary-General to initiate a programme of fellowships for broadcasters and journalists from developing countries.  Formerly known as the DPI Training Programme for Broadcasters and Journalists from Developing Countries, it was renamed in honour of Reham Al-Farra, a young journalist and DPI staff member killed in the attack on United Nations headquarters in Baghdad in 2003.

Nine junior and mid-level print and broadcast journalists are taking part this year, representing media organizations in Bahrain, Brazil, Gabon, Israel, Jordan, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Somalia, South Africa and Turkey.  

Participants will receive briefings from United Nations officials on issues of priority to the Organization.  They will also visit major media organizations in New York, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta to observe their operations; and they will have the opportunity to serve as temporary United Nations correspondents, covering United Nations meetings and activities on behalf of their home media organizations.

Participants in 2008 Programme

Following are the countries, names and affiliations of the participants in the 2008 Programme:

Name of Participant

Media Type

Country

Affiliation

[Mr.] Abdulraman FAKHRI

Print

Bahrain

Gulf Daily News

[Ms.] Tahiane STOCHERO

Print

Brazil

Folha de Sao Paolo

[Mr.] Poliansky Linel KOUATSI-LENDOYE

Television

Gabon

TeleAfrica

[Ms.] Dana ZIMMERMAN

Internet

Israel

Ynet

[Ms.] Hana NAMROUQA

Print

Jordan

The Jordan Times

[Ms.] Jacqueline BRYAN

Radio

St. Kitts & Nevis

WINN FM

[Mr.] Mahad Musse AHMED

Radio

Somalia

Horseed Media

[Ms.] Lindiwe RAMALAPA

Radio

South Africa

South African Broadcasting Corporation

[Ms.] Tulay KARADENIZ

Television

Turkey

NTV

For further information, please contact Joanna Piucci, e-mail:  piucci@un.org, or tel.:  212 963 7346; or Dina Daoud, e-mail:  daoudd@un.org, or tel.:  917 367 1088.

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