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Elisa Nithya (third from left), 16, and her team members interviewing Tan Lay Heong, the curator of 14 Living Story, an art space in Armenian Street, George Town.
GEORGE TOWN: Culture and heritage have come alive for participants of the BRATs young journalist programme.
The 38 youngsters are in Penang for the third BRATs workshop of the year and their field assignments yesterday brought them to the historical part of the city.
They interviewed heritage enthusiasts, business owners and tourists in heritage areas like Armenian Street.
They will be producing stories, photographs and videos from the assignments, which will be published next Friday in R.AGE, The Star’s award-winning youth platform.
“Before this, I didn’t have a clear idea what journalism is about. I thought all journalists do is write but now I realise how much research and effort goes into every story,” said Kyle Choong, 16.
In BRATs, participants are taught by journalists from R.AGE the skills required of a multimedia journalist.
To know more about their assignments in Penang, follow them on Twitter (twitter.com/starbrats) and Instagram (instagram.com/starbrats).
BRATs 2013 is organised by R.AGE and supported by ExxonMobil.
For more information BRATs, log on to facebook.com/starbrats.
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