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Reporters Without Borders and CNN launch press freedom video contest for U.S. college students



Reporters Without Borders and CNN have launched a U.S.-wide video contest for university students to create a public service announcement (PSA) answering the question "Why should we care about press freedom?” The winning PSA will air on CNN on World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2012. The winner also is eligible for an internship with Reporters Without Borders.

The deadline for entries is March 19, 2012. See the complete list of rules for more details. Students from any U.S. university or college are eligible, the news agency AFP added.

“We are proud to partner with CNN for this contest,” said Jean-Francois Julliard, Reporters Without Borders’ General Secretary, as quoted by CNN. “Our organization believes that freedom of information is essential for democracies to thrive, and that citizens should work to preserve it. It is great to work with American college students, who are the leaders of tomorrow.”

Questions about the contest can be sent via Twitter hashtag #RSFcontest, or via email to contest@rsf.org.



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