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Ayrton joins Amnesty International UK Award Longlist

Amnesty International today unveiled the top ten in each of the categories for its Young Human Rights Reporter competition.

Around 2,500 children from nearly 200 different schools from all four corners of the UK took part in the competition, which is run by Amnesty International UK, the Guardian Teacher Network and the secondary school magazine SecEd.

Among the final ten for the Upper Primary and Lower Secondary photojournalism category was Ayrton.

Ayrton was delighted when he was told he had made the longlist. He said:

“I’m very happy to be longlisted in the top ten! I really would like to thank everyone who is helping out with the campaign. There is a terrible amount of suffering in the Congo. A fair trade phone would make a huge difference to the nation.”

Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said:

“Photographers and Journalists play such an important role in exposing human rights abuses and it is inspiring to see so many children and young people taking an active interest in human rights.”