British International School, Phuket (BISP) has just announced the overall winners of its Young Journalist of the Year competition, which the school organised in association with Amnesty International Thailand.  The competition was a great success, with students from schools all over Thailand competing for the prestigious title.

As organiser Andrew Chambers explains, “At BISP we are committed to providing students with experience of potential careers, as well as raising global citizens who truly understand the world around them. We feel that this competition fulfills both these goals, and we were very impressed with the high quality of submissions.”

The overall winners were judged by Mr Chamnan Chanruang, Amnesty International Thailand’s Chairman, and Ms Pinpaka Ngamsom, Prachatai’s English editor, with two of BISP’s entrants highly commended by the judges.

Alyssa McGoldrick wrote a very mature article discussing the causes of migration and the difficulties that refugees face across the world, while India Wilson looked at the case of women’s rights in Afghanistan and causes for optimism in the progress for equality.

BISP is very proud to have been a part of organising this competition.

For more information, contact Andrew Chambers: [email protected]