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20th January 2012 at 00:00

Children of today, journalists of tomorrow

What is it?

Amnesty International UK, a new TES partner, is looking for the Young Human Rights Reporters of 2012. The competition encourages young people to engage with human rights issues by writing a news story.

"Journalists play such an important role in exposing human rights abuses and hopefully this competition can inspire a new generation," says Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK.

The story can cover anything from bullying and the death penalty to being a refugee. It can also be a personal response to world poverty or another human rights issue pupils feel passionate about. The competition closes on 31 January.

Who can enter?

There are four categories:

- Upper primary (Years 3-6)

- Lower secondary (Years 7-9)

- Upper secondary (Years 10-11)

- Sixth-form (Years 12-13)

How to use it

- Use resources to introduce journalism and human rights issues.

- Run a workshop to develop personal opinions.

- Look at case studies.

- Run an awareness event to inspire ideas.

What else?

For story inspiration, visit the Freedom From: Modern Slavery in the Capital exhibition at the Museum of London, until 7 February.

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