As part of the 7th Youth Forum, UNESCO will be offering five young journalists and bloggers the opportunity to participate in the Paris event. Journalists and bloggers who are selected to attend the 7thUNESCO Youth Forum will be able to network with youth delegates from 193 countries, with key members of international organizations and with non-governmental organizations.
Youth journalists and bloggers have three roles: Firstly, they will ensure internal coverage of the Forum through blogs, articles, video clips, radio coverage and other relevant mediums. Secondly, they will be responsible for reporting news of the Forum to their regional and local communities, networks and organizations. Thirdly, they
will accompany the action of youth delegates in implementing the recommendations of the Forum in the regions.
Deadline: 15 September 2011Established in 1999, the Youth Forum has become an integral part of UNESCO’s highest decision-making body – the General Conference. It brings together young delegates from all over the world to exchange views, share experiences and identify common opportunities and challenges. The 7th UNESCO Youth Forum of the 36th UNESCO General Conference will take place from 17 to 20 October 2011.
Open to: Young bloggers Costs:Air travel and accommodation will be covered by UNESCO
Who can apply?The General requirements for youth journalists and bloggers are:
- Be below 30 years of age
- To have journalism (online, print, photo, video, radio) and/or blogging experience
- To have a working knowledge of English and/or French. Knowledge of another of the six official United Nations languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish) will be an asset
Who is paying?Air travel and accommodation for the selected youth journalists and bloggers will be covered by UNESCO.
- A brief cover letter.
- Online articles, videos, etc which prove journalism experience.
- Name and e-mail of two references from people who are familiar with the work of the youth blogger.
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