Briggs picks up bronze

A SCOTTISH journalist has taken third place in an Europe-wide journalism competition about discrimination.

In October, Billy Briggs won the UK leg of the European Commission-funded competition. It was for an article, ‘Pursued by Prejudice’, about Roma people in Scotland, published in Scotland on Sunday newspaper on August 19.

The competition was part of the European Commission’s ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination’ campaign, running from January to September, and open to print and online journalists in all 27 EU member states.