MEET: Milko Hadzhigenov

Application article:

Млади репортери срещу бедността

English summary: One of the most urgent problems of the 21st century is widespread poverty. Too many people live on less than a dollar a day. Hunger is not a myth, but a reality for more than one billion people. With only five years to go before the end of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, immediate action is needed. The EU is the largest donor of humanitarian aid and one of the biggest contributors to development projects. However, the media are the ones that have the greatest influence over public opinion. Journalists should focus more on issues of development and encourage their audiences to think progressively. By focusing world attention on these very problems, journalists and media campaigns can make a significant impact on the future.