Young Reporters Against Poverty Contest Launched Today
EuropeAid together with the European Journalism Centre and media partners in the Member States launched the Young Reporters Against Poverty Contest, the first Europe-wide contest for journalism students passionate about development. Journalism students (aged 18-30) in the Member States are invited to submit a written or radio report on the EU and development. The finalists will be invited to attend and report from the European Development Days and the very best will be invited to a field trip to visit EU funded projects in Africa.
Commissioner Piebalgs welcomed the initiative and said: «On the day of the opening of the MDG Summit in New York, I am proud to call all European journalism students to join the fight against poverty in the world. The media has a very important role to play: reports are critical to raise awareness, to mobilise and to put development on the political agenda. I have great expectations on the creativity and engagement of the young reporters and I wish them the best of luck in the competition».