Sarah Brown meets Index on Censorship competition winner

Sarah Brown and Charley-Kai John (Photo: Andrei Aliaksandrau)

Sarah Brown and Charley-Kai John (Photo: Andrei Aliaksandrau/Index on Censorship)

Sarah Brown congratulated the winner of the first Index on Censorship student blogging competition on Tuesday after meeting at the launch of the autumn issue of the Index on Censorship magazine.

Charley-Kai John was invited to the event at Lilian Baylis Technology School in London where Brown spoke on the right for girls to have access to education.

The pair spent time discussing John’s plans for the future and his interests in freedom of expression.

The invite was part of the competition prize which also saw John’s blog, a look at internet access in North Korea, published in the magazine and online, as well as a yearly subscription to the magazine.

John is in his second year at the University of Warwick where he is studying English literature. He is also a keen cartoonist and creates images for The Boar, Warwick University’s online news publication, and The Student Journals. Entrants to the competition were asked to write about the biggest challenges to free expression in the world today.