Young journalists and development

Published: 04 December 2010

There were some interesting thoughts raised for the finalists of the 'Young Reporters Against Poverty' at our very first seminar in Brussels this morning.

Charlotta Asplund (Media Relation Officer, EuropeAid, European Commission) told us that as young journalists it is our responsibility to look into development issues, as all too often the European public don't ask often enough: "is the EU using our money well?"

Development issues are not always at the top of news agenda, but particularly in the current economic crisis, it is essential that the EU consider ways to continue achievements towards the MDGs.

Hopefully the next few days, and the European Development Days, provide a forum for greater discussion and transparency for such questions.