JRS Student Journalists’ Award

via: European Journalism Centre

Deadline: 14:oo, 22nd Feb, 2008.

22 Feb 2008 (Brussels, BE) – The Jesuit Refugee Service Europe is inviting aspiring journalists to investigate the reality behind the headlines by asking students across Europe to write an article on the theme: ‘Access to Asylum’.

The winners will be invited to Brussels to attend a prize giving ceremony in the European Parliament where they will meet members of the jury who are experienced journalists in this area. The overall winner will be given the opportunity to visit a refugee camp in Malawi as the guest of JRS Southern Africa, where they will meet refugees, representatives of NGOs and local media.

The competition is open to all matriculated students who are studying at an institute of Higher Education in a member state of the Council of Europe, or who have graduated from such an institute in the last twelve months before 22nd February 2008. All applicants must reside in a member state of the Council of Europe.