Is this the next reporter of the year?

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SCHOOLGIRL Ellie Daghlian has reached the final three of a nationwide competition to become young human rights reporter of the year.

Ellie, 15, will find out if she’s won the Amnesty International challenge in a ceremony at its London headquarters tomorrow.

She was up against almost 1,000 others, but judges were impressed by her “very strong narrative” about child labour.

The fictional story is about how Ellie bought a jumper, then learns about 11-year-old child labourer Mantheesh, from Sri Lanka, who helped make it.

At the end of the story, Ellie returns the jumper in disgust.

Ellie said: “I have always been a big supporter of human rights. I believe very strongly that everybody should be treated fairly.

“I just wrote it and never expected to get anywhere, and was really happy when I was chosen for the last three.”

On her big day, Ellie will be given one free workshop on how to interview people and another on digital media.

The budding writer joined the Amnesty International group at Berkhamsted School Kings Campus when it was first set up in January.

She has also written protest letters to governments on human rights abuse and encourages other students at her school to do the same.