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Channel 7’s Mouton to participate in RAF Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

Marlise MoutonMarlise Mouton will attend the 2016 RAF Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme this September, a prestigious programme that provides broadcasters and journalists the opportunity to learn about the United Nations at the UN Headquarters in New York City.

Marlise Mouton, who will be attending the 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme this September, is the first person from the Land of the Brave to attend the Programme in 18 years.

Mouton is excited about her acceptance to the Programme and says, “It will be an excellent opportunity to network with other journalists from other parts of the world and to shadow UN journalists while I am there. It’s also a great opportunity to attend some of the meetings at the United Nations General Assembly and visit some leading media organisations in New York City.”

A dedicated journalist, Mouton began her broadcast career in 2005 at Channel 7 Media Network for Christ, with her main duties being news reporting and writing, mostly in Afrikaans. She received a special award for news reporting and writing from the Afrikaans Language and Cultural Association (ATKV) for her work. Today she coordinates the station’s news office, which reports most of its local and international news in Afrikaans.

The Programme Mouton will attend, which was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201 (paragraph III-9) and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme” to honour Ms. Reham Al-Farra, a young UN staff member killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, is designed for young, full time journalists working in print, web-based, radio and television media from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Continue reading