Local Charity and Maclean's Magazine Team up to Answer the Question
TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - jhr (Journalists for Human Rights), Canada's
largest media development organization, is teaming up with Maclean's
magazine in Write the Wrong, a national essay competition where students are asked to answer the
question "What is the single largest problem that we face today and
what do youth need to do to fix it?"
The winning essay will be published on Maclean's website and the author
will receive a Rogers Smart phone. Five finalists will have their
essay posted on the website and multimedia platform, CITIZENShift.
"Students are not the future, they are the present" says jhr's Youth
Engagement Coordinator, Ken Zolotar. "Write the Wrong gives students
the ability to share their views on global issues and Maclean's gives
them the platform to be listened to".
jhr, a Toronto based organization, works to ensure international human
rights standards are upheld by working with local media in Africa to
educate and create widespread human rights awareness. Write the Wrong
is a Canadian initiative that invites youth to engage in discussion
about a human rights related issue, and in turn foster human rights
The winning essay will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges
including CBC's Adrian Harewood, the David Suzuki Foundation's Severn
Cullis-Suzuki and Maclean's Cathrin Bradbury.
Submissions are currently being accepted. The deadline is May 13th, 2011.
SOURCE jhr (Journalists for Human Rights)
For further information:
Ken Zolotar, jhr's Youth Engagement Coordinator
e. firstname.lastname@example.org, t. (416) 413-0240 ext. 201, f. (416) 413-1832, w. www.jhr.ca/schools