Pakistani journalist selected to cover UN General Assembly session
KARACHI: A Pakistani is among four journalists selected by the Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists to cover the 68th session of the UN General Assembly opening in September, it was announced on Wednesday.
She is Maria Kamal, an assistant editor at The News International. The others are: Rose Wangui (Kenya), Leda Balbino (Brazil) and Guslin Harman (Turkey).
The prestigious fellowship programme was established by UN corps of correspondents in 1961 to honour the memory of Dag Hammarskjold, the second secretary-general. Since then young, working journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America have been brought to New York to observe and report to their news organisations on the UN General Assembly, and also to improve their professional skills.
Source: The News