The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists Now Accepting Applications

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1.The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2015 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance. The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and are currently working full-time for a bona fide media organization in a developing nation. 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. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to two months in New York to report from the United Nations.
In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider journalist applications for 2015 from nations selected in 2014: Nigeria, Tunisia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2016.Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications. The journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professions and countries. The program is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists, as all participants are media professionals. Click here to review fellowship eligibility criteria and documentation requirements as well as the fellowship application form. Please note that we cannot accept email applications.Questions about the program, eligibility and application process can be directed by email to

2.Hendi Center Koloseum announced a call for Sixth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities BOSIFEST 2015, which will be held from 1th to 3th June 2015 at Belgrade Youth Center.Submissions are open from January 19th, 2015 until April 5th, 2015. The slogan of this year's festival is"Labyrinth of possibilities", and the topic is work and life of the people with disabilities. We expect that this year, as in the past, will be shown a large number of documentary films on the subject persons with disabilities. Viewers, during the past five years, have had the opportunity to see more than 200 films about life and work of persons with disabilities.This year, as in previous years, BOSIFEST consists of the competition and a show of work, as well as supporting programs, workshops, performances, exhibitions ... BOSIFEST the Belgrade International Film Festival, which deals with the topic of people with disabilities, the only one of its kind in Southeast Europe, which is, this year for the sixth time, organized by Hendi Center Koloseum in Belgrade.BOSIFEST joins international festivals, which for many years engaged only in films about people with disabilities, as well as the films whose authors are disabled. The network provides the authors of these festivals enter the world market, and the ability to introduce new, innovative films dealing with subjects related to the lives of persons with disabilities.