News Article10/03/2008

MSI joins forces with The Guardian to launch International Development Journalism Competition

Today (10th March) Marie Stopes international (MSI) has teamed up with The Guardian newspaper and seven other development agencies to launch a groundbreaking journalism competition.

The Guardian International Development Journalism Competition, which runs from today until 6th May, was launched with the generous financial support of the Department for International Development (DFID). Douglas Alexander, International Development Secretary, said he is looking forward to this competition motivating a new generation of journalists to write about some of the most important global issues facing the developing world today.

“They will play a key role in helping to raise awareness and understanding among the UK public of the complexity of development issues, explaining how people are connected with people living on the other side of the globe.”

The seven other NGO partners are Camfed International, HelpAge International, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Malaria Consortium, Plan UK, Sightsavers International and WaterAid.

For more details of the competition, visit:

www.guardian.co.uk/developmentcompetition

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