Jessica Osbourne Lax

A short film by Joe Lord-Jones, a recent Sussex University graduate, has been shortlisted for the Student Broadcast Journalist of the Year, for the Guardian Student Media Awards.
Joe Lord-Jones’ film ‘Veto’ focuses on Palestine’s bid to join the United Nations as a fully fledged state.
As well as being his first attempt at making a longer film (30 minutes), it was also his first proper experience of an Arabic country.
Joe stated: “The film focuses on the idea that young Palestinians, although optimistic about the future, are still faced with the old hopelessness of their situation, reflected in the USA’s promised veto of the bid.”
Joe and Spike, co-creators of ‘Veto’, have been invited to attend the awards ceremony in the Guardian’s London offices on 7th November.
Guest judges will include Mark Austin, from ITV’s ‘News at Ten’ and Jon Snow, Channel 4 News.
After that date ‘Veto’ will be available to view online.
The Guardian Student Media Awards are an annual nationwide journalism competition, with categories ranging from Student Digital Journalist of the Year to Student Publication of the Year.
The Awards are launched each year in March with the winners being announced in November, with first prize including 2 weeks placement working at The Guardian.

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