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Article on Ghana shortlisted for Amnesty International Writing Award

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A Lisburn student who wrote an article on Ghana’s fair trade has been shortlisted for Amnesty International’s (AI) Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year Award in the UK.

“Christina Cargill, 10, from Knockmore Primary School, will now be put forward for final judging – the result of which will be announced at a prestigious ceremony on 19 May”, Amnesty International UK said on its website, adding “Christina wrote about fair-trade in Ghana.”

According to AI, nearly 600 children from across the United Kingdom entered the competition, which is being run by Amnesty International UK and Learnnewsdesk, the education arm of the Guardian website.

The winner’s work will then be showcased at Amnesty’s annual Media Awards in central London in front of an audience of hundreds of top journalists on 24 May, Amnesty said.

“They will also receive an Easi-speak MP3 recorder and mic, an Amnesty and Learnnewsdesk goodie bag, an Amnesty International 2011 Media Award, and a VIP trip to the Amnesty and Guardian offices”, it added.


By Ekow Quandzie

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