Writing about Refugees: A Competition for Aspiring Journalists The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Europe is launching a competition for student journalists, giving them a remarkable opportunity to highlight the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers trying to access asylum in Europe. The competition is open to students, or recent graduates, from any institute of higher education in one of the forty-three member states of the Council of Europe. Articles should not exceed 1200 words on the theme: ‘Access to Asylum’. The authors of the three best articles will be invited to Brussels to attend a prize giving ceremony in the European Parliament and meet members of the jury who are all experienced journalists in this area. The overall winner will be invited to a refugee camp in Malawi as the guest of JRS Southern Africa, where he or she will meet refugees, representatives of NGOs and local media. Further information and application forms are available on the JRS Europe website, Jesuit Refugee Service Europe. Links to other organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers can also be found on the website. The deadline for entries is 22 February 2008. For more information please contact Elizabeth Underhill, Media Officer, JRS Europe at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 00 32 2 250 32 20.