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International Journalists to Attend Workshop at Fordham


Fordham’s Program in Public Communications will host a group of United Nations journalism fellows on Oct. 13 and 14 on the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx.

The journalists, who hail from countries such as Bahrain, Mozambique and Togo, are visiting the country as part of the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Program. This is the third time Fordham hosts the Al-Farra fellows in as many years.

Participants will attend two days of workshops including topics such as, “Photojournalism, Conflict and Crisis” and “International Affairs and Journalism on the Internet.” The workshops will be led by members of the Fordham faculty.

The fellowship was well established before taking its name from Al-Farra, a U.N. public information employee who died in 2003 in an attack on the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. For the past 30 years, it has invited radio, print and television reporters from around the world to live and work in New York.

This year’s crop of journalists will cover the proceedings of the High-Level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals and the High-Level session on Biodiversity, in addition to briefings by diplomats and senior officials from the United Nations Secretariat, specialized agencies, programs and funds.

The participants will also visit major media organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations and visit the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Program in Public Communication, which falls under the Department of Communication and Media Studies, visit the Fordham website.

Gina Vergel


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