MANILA, Philippines – Rappler multimedia reporter Ayee Macaraig has been awarded the prestigious Dag Hammarskjöld journalism fellowship.
She is one of 4 journalists chosen to cover the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York starting in September. She will join other young journalists from developing countries to see the UN at work for 10 weeks to deepen their knowledge of foreign policy, diplomacy, and world events.
Macaraig has been covering politics and governance for Rappler for nearly 3 years. She is also a 2013 fellow of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance.
A living memorial to the second UN Secretary-General, the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists was established in 1962 as a non-profit organization. UN correspondents sit on the Fund’s board of directors and direct the fellowship program. The UN journalists will mentor the fellows during their stay in New York.
“The fellowship program serves to maintain and expand the essential partnership between the UN and the media, a partnership that promotes human rights, freedom and development,” the Fund says on its website.
The fellowship gives journalists from developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean the unique opportunity to provide their audiences with special assignment news coverage from the UN headquarters.
Here is the complete list of 2014 Dag Hammarskjöld journalism fellows:
- Ayee Macaraig, Rappler, Philippines
- Olufeme Akande, TV Continental News, Nigeria
- Abdelaziz Hali, Le Presse newspaper, Tunisia
- Pham Tuan Anh, Dan Tri News, Vietnam