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Mercy Juma of Nation Media Group selected for the 2015 Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowship

Date: 
Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations is proud of, and salutes Mercy Juma for making Kenya proud! Congratulations!

She was chosen from over 130 applicants of the 2015 Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowship.

Mercy Juma, a broadcast and print journalist at NTV and the Daily Nation is one of four journalists selected in this year’s United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjold Journalism fellowship.

As a prize for winning this fellowship; Ms. Juma will spend 10 weeks at the United Nations, New York, from mid-September 2015. She will be reporting to audiences back in Kenya on the deliberations of the United Nations General Assembly. She will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives of major media organizations. For any professional, such an opportunity, is one in a life-time; one that must be seized and utilized to its full potential.

In 2014, she covered the 2014 session of the Commission on Population and Development in New York. She has also written features on unsafe abortions and maternal deaths, teen mothers and terrorism in Kenya.  Further, she has done series that analyze climate change, extreme poverty and malnutrition in Turkana (Kenya), polygamy, HIV-AIDS and the absence of birth control in some regions in Kenya.

Ms. Juma; the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations is here for you – find us and lets work together to keep Kenya high up on the Global Map!

See more information at www.unjournalismfellowship.org