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Offer: International Development Journalism Competition - Deadline: 12 May, 2013


"Entries are invited for The Guardian International Development Journalism competition which focuses to search enthusiastic writers who want to demonstrate their journalistic abilities by examining crucial issues.
The challenge is to write a feature of 650 to 1,000 words on an aspect of global poverty that deserves greater media exposure.

Thematic areas:

Global hunger: prevention or cure?
Global Youth Unemployment: a ticking time bomb
How can young people growing up in poverty thrive in the adult world?
Is empowering women the answer to ending poverty in the developing world?
Poverty and disability: too close for comfort?
Tackling hunger with a red herring? Farm productivity and gender equality
Technology Justice: a rallying cry for this century?
Were the MDGs worth it?
The human target: how do you protect human rights in a world that pushes for results?
What can be done to accelerate rural education standards in developing countries?
What is the role of China in the global health agenda?
Women and armed conflict – sexual violence as a weapon of war

Eligibility & Criteria:

Those working at any of the following are all eligible; people writing for national magazines, journals, radio + TV stations, websites and local newspapers. Also the competition is not open to employees or agencies of Guardian News & Media Ltd (“GNM”) or partners of the competition (Barclays, The David Rattray Memorial Trust, Farm Africa, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Magic Bus, Malaria Consortium, Marie Stopes International, Practical Action, The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, UNICEF, WaterAid, Women for Women International and Youth Business International), GNM’s or its partners’ group companies or their family members or anyone else connected to the Competition.
The Competition is open to UK residents aged 18.
Deadline application: 12 May, 2013.

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