ICRC Young Reporter Competition

The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and other situations of violence. The ICRC has a permanent mandate under international law to take impartial action for prisoners, the wounded and sick, and civilians affected by conflict. With its HQ in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC is based in around 80 countries and has a total of more than 12,000 staff.

Participate in the ICRC Young Reporter Competition and get an inside look at the ICRC's humanitarian action, in collaboration with national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The four best entries will win a one-week mission to ICRC delegations in Georgia, Lebanon, Liberia and the Philippines. You will get to interview young people affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence and have a chance to report back to your peers, using your own words and creative talents. With the guidance and coaching of an ICRC communication specialist, selected candidates will produce a news report on their mission—in print or film—to be published and/or shown in a variety of media outlets. The finished products will be presented during a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, around May 8, 2011.

We hope you will seize this opportunity to report to the world on issues affecting young people. We look forward to receiving your application and wish each and every one of you the very best of luck.

  • Age: 18-25
  • Excellent English and/or French language skills
  • Strong communication skills and creative expression
  • Ability to work as part of a multicultural team
  • Interest in youth issues and humanitarian action
  • Proven engagement in voluntary work related to social/humanitarian services
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