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17 April 2012
Journalism student Paul Dharamraj is one of three UK students shortlisted for the 2012 Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year for his skills and passion as a human rights reporter.
Currently studying for an MA in International Journalism at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, his entry for the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards won recognition for his account of the riots currently affecting the region of Tibet - a topic which he felt had received very little media attention.
Paul said: "I thought that when I was long-listed into the final 10 that this was as far as it would go. I never expected to be in the final three, so this is completely unexpected.
"I’m very happy that my work has made people think about Tibet and brought attention to the current development struggles they are facing."
Along with the other two students shortlisted, Paul has been invited to attend the Amnesty Media Awards ceremony on May 29th alongside 500 of the nation’s top media names.
Jane Bentley, Magazine Journalism Lecturer at the School said: "We are tremendously proud that Paul is one of only three shortlisted for this award."
"He is a great storyteller and is passionate about current affairs and human rights issues."
"The article he submitted for the competition is a feature produced for the magazine course on the International Masters in Journalism and is a powerful account of one man’s flee from Tibet as a young boy."
The winner will be presented with an award and will be offered a two week’s work placement at the Daily Mirror.
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