September 28, 2010

Red Cross Young Reporters on Humanitarian Action Competition

Through its Young Reporters on Humanitarian Action Competition, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is inviting young journalists to discover for themselves what is happening in the field, and in particular, how young people are dealing on a daily basis with the reality of armed conflict or other situations of violence.

Entrants must be aged between 18 and 25 and have proof of a previous or an especially-tailored humanitarian communication project. The four best entries will win a one-week mission to ICRC delegations in Georgia, Lebanon, Liberia and the Philippines where they will have the chance to interview young people affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence. With the guidance and coaching of an ICRC communication specialist, selected candidates will produce a news report on their mission - n print or film - to be published and/or shown in a variety of media outlets. The finished products will be presented during a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, around 8 May, 2011.

Entries should be sent no later than 1 October, 2010 and winners should be available for a one week mission to an ICRC delegation (January or February 2011), as well as a trip to Geneva to present the finished product (May 2011).

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