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Goals

The RAF fellowship is sponsored by the UN Department of Public Information.

The programme is an opportunity for junior and mid-level journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to gain firsthand experience in the work of the United Nations and to exchange ideas with colleageus from around the world.

The fellowship does not provide basic skills training, as all fellows must be full-time journalists. Fellows are expected to file stories independently during their time at Headquarters. The United Nations provides production assistance, but exerts no editorial authority over the work fellows publish. The fellowship does not lead to employment by the United Nations.

Reham Al-Farra

Reham Al-Farra Reham Al-Farra was a 29-year-old Jordanian public information officer who was killed in the August 19, 2003 bombing of UN Headquarters in Baghdad. Ms. Al-Farra was in baghdad on assignment with the Office of the Spokesperson for the Special Representative.

Before joining the United Nations nine months earlier, Ms. al-Farra was the first female daily political columnist writing for Al Arab Al Yawm. She was also actively involved with the Centre for Defending Freedom of Journalists.

In September 2003, the UN Department of Public Information renamed its annual training programme for young journalists in her honor.