The wife of a Spanish reporter held for three months by militants in Syria has broken her silence in the hope that publicity might achieve what negotiation has not. Martin Chulov's report for the Guardian sheds new light on the kidnapping of journalists and aid workers in Syria and highlights the perils of what is plainly one of the most dangerous conflicts for reporters in recent history.
This message just in from Val Harper, foreign manager at the Sunday Times: On behalf of the Tom Walker Trust, The Sunday Times would like to invite proposals from your journalism students suggesting a foreign news story. They should submit their entry by email directly to me, they can submit more than one idea. The closing date is July 1st, 2010. They also need to attach their CV with their entry. The Tom Walker Trust was started a few years ago in memory of our dear colleague. This special award offers a great opportunity to a student wishing to tackle foreign affairs and to develop his or her own idea for a report in the field. The winner will receive £1,000, four weeks experience on the foreign desk at The Sunday Times and the chance to work with a senior correspondent as well as doing his/her own assignment.
The trustees of the TWT will announce the shortlist of names in July and those names will be invited to attend a final interview here at our offices in July/August. The winner will be announced shortly afterwards.Should you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact me.