Off to UN HQ for insider training
Marelise Mouton of Kanaal 7 left for New York this week where she will attend the 2016 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists fellowship programme to learn about the United Nations at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Commented Mouton “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 Kanaal 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 United Nations Information Centre in Windhoek is excited that Marlise Mouton will take part in the programme this year as it will be a great opportunity for her to learn about the United Nations and use her talents to share what she learns with the Namibian public,” said Anthea Basson, the National Information Officer to Namibia who serves as the focal point for the RAF Programme in the country.
Mouton is only the fourth Namibian to participate in the programme after Ms Angie Kapeliania, Mr Protasius Ndawendapo and Mr. Leevy-Lee Abrahams.
The four-week programme is conducted at the UN Headquarters in New York from 08 September to 05 October 2016. Participants are expected to continue working in journalism or broadcasting and help promote better understanding of the United Nations in their home country.