Katie Davies (UK) was selected along with Chiara Zappalà (Italy), Alba Málaga Homs (Spain) as winners of the competition which saw 200 entrants and 33 finalists.
The winners were chosen last week by a jury composed of journalists and teachers in journalism from across the EU Member States.
The Young Reporters Against Poverty Competition, the first of its kind to be run by the European Commission, called on students in journalism, communication, development and political science to produce a report on EU and development aid to raise awareness of development issues amongst young people.
A recent Eurobarometer poll found that 47 percent of 15-24 year olds believe the media devotes too little time to talking about the development of poor countries. The Young Reporters Against Poverty competition was set up to encourage young people to engage in this area and encourage them to go on to report on these topics when they begin their careers as journalists.
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