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Warwick student wins blog competition

ckjCharley-Kai John, a second year Warwick English Literature student, has been named as winner of the first Index on Censorship student blogging competition. Entrants to the competition were asked to write about the biggest challenges to free expression in the world today. His winning blog post focuses on the limits of digital freedom of expression in North Korea.

The judging panel — which included Index on Censorship CEO Kirsty Hughes and former Chair Jonathan Dimbleby, Global Publishing Director at SAGE Ziyad Marar, and Head of Journalism at City University London George Brock — commended John’s entry for his original point of view, fresh and engaging style, and clear understanding of one of today’s greatest challenges to freedom of expression.

As part of his win, Charley-Kai was invited to Index on Censorship's autumn magazine launch party, awarded a £100 prize and a year's magazine subscription. Charley-Kai John is also a cartoonist and creates images for The Boar and The Student Journals.

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