Essay contest on social media and citizen journalism open
The 2011 Fundamentals of Freedom Essay Contest is open exclusively to undergraduate and graduate journalism students to citizens of 22 Asian countries.
Organized by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), this essay contest asks young journalists to write an 800-1600 word essay on the role of social media and citizen journalism in today’s society.
The first place winner will receive US$500, and the second and third place winners will receive US$250 and US$100 respectively. Winning essays may also be published on the TFAS website and distributed to their network of universities, think tanks and other organizations.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
They must also be citizens, but not necessarily a current resident of one of these countries: Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam.
The essay, release form and an updated resume must be submitted by September 16.
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