23 February 2011

Josefin wins scholarship to report from Nepal

Josefin Wendel

A final year Journalism student has won a £1,000 scholarship to fund a reporting trip to Nepal this spring.

Josefin Wendel, 22, will use the money to travel to a Nepalese university and report on student life there.

She won the scholarship after sending in an idea proposal and attending two workshops on reporting in the developing world, arranged by a media charity and the Department of Journalism Studies.

Josefin, who is currently studying for a BA in Journalism and Germanic Studies, said: "I found the One World workshops very interesting; it was the type of reporting I would love to do myself, so I thought I'd give it a try and apply for funding. And it paid off!

"I'm absolutely over the moon at the news of being accepted, and very excited to get started with my project.

"As part of my project I'll be travelling to Kathmandu University and interviewing students there. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in world, but there's so much more to report from the country than that."

Her project will be funded by One World Media, an independent non-profit organisation which focuses on supporting the media's contribution to international development.

One World Media said they were very impressed with Josefin's proposal, which included two print features and a photo report.

The One World Media student media programme offers funding to UK students who want to go to a developing country and report.