Final call for entries: Student human rights reporter award a week to go

Amnesty International UK, the National Union of Students and The Observer today issued a final call to students to enter the prestigious Student Human Rights Reporter award.

The final deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 18 February 2013. All entries must be submitted online through www.amnesty.org.uk/studentreporter .

The top prize this year is a fellowship with the US-based Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. The prize involves a $2,000 travel grant to cover an under-reported topic of their choice. The final article will be published on Pulitzer’s website and pitched to outside media using the company’s team of experts.

Previous fellows have travelled to a wide variety of countries, from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates to Greece, South Africa, and Argentina.

The award is part of the Amnesty Media Awards that showcase the very best of human rights journalism from national newspapers and innovative digital content to television documentaries and radio programmes. The winner will pick up their award at the prestigious Media Awards ceremony, which draws together over 450 people from the top echelons of British media.

In addition, the winner of the student award, now in its third year, will get two weeks’ work experience at the Observer and an Amnesty, NUS and Observer goodie bag.

The entry could be a personal opinion, an interview or a report on any current human rights issue. For example, it could be on the right to protest, the Arms, a profile on a human rights defender, or a country such as North Korea, Burma or Zimbabwe.

The award is open to all students at UK universities, further education colleges and higher education colleges.

Articles should be up to 2,000 words long, broadcast pieces should be no longer than ten-minutes long, and must have been published or aired between 1 September 2012 and 18 February 2013 in a recognised UK student media outlet.

For more details and details on how to enter visit www.amnesty.org.uk/studentreporter /p>

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