Ahead of the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) are partnering to facilitate a journalism fellowship for journalists from the 46 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the autumn of 2021.
LDCs: Afghanistan; Angola; Bangladesh; Benin; Bhutan; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Haiti; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; Niger; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tuvalu; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania; Yemen and Zambia
Selected fellows will:
Take part in an online training programme by region
- Be offered the opportunity to travel and participate in the LDC5 conference in Doha, Qatar to be held from 23-27 January 2022
- Take part in a 2-day in-person workshop with TRF trainers at LDC5
- Receive guidance from TRF trainers for the duration of LDC5
- One outstanding fellow will be selected for a fully-funded fellowship in the autumn of 2022 at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University
Applications to apply for this opportunity are open until 17 October 2021.
Please apply at https://www.un.org/ldc5/journalism-fellowship