Daniel Wittenberg

Daniel Wittenberg

17-year-old aspiring journalist

I contribute weekly to Metro (football) and Ham&High (features), with experience of writing for the publications below.

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The Guardian

Most young people are interested in politics but are alienated by politicans

Media and parliament should make room for our views in matters of national interest rather than leave celebrities to fill the void.

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The Mirror

Pro-Palestinian activists close Staffordshire drone engine factory with rooftop protest over Gaza

Protesters are in a stand off with police after climbing on to the roof of the plant which they claim is supplying equipment to the Israeli military.

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The Mirror

Peaceful vigil for victims of Palestine conflict disrupted by EDL members

More than a dozen EDL supporters gatecrashed the weekly vigil in Middlesbrough yesterday.

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EXCLUSIVE: Alastair Campbell says world cannot 'stand by and do nothing' over Syria

Former Labour press chief Alastair Campbell has stressed his belief that world leaders cannot “just stand by and do nothing” regarding the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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The Guardian

Half of young people in secure homes are innocent of any crime

Fear of 'another Rochdale' is driving councils to place vulnerable children in secure homes, say experts and campaigners.

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The Huffington Post United Kingdom

Young people hold the answers in the battle to keep Ukip at bay

The youth are waking up to a country where their views are more crucial than the frontrunners of our democracy may realise.

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Jose Mourinho masterclass proves Arsene Wenger really is a specialist in failure

it is hard to imagine anything which would have heightened the sense of satisfaction after Chelsea's 6-0 triumph over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

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The Huffington Post United Kingdom

No More Excuses: It's Time to Boycott the Despicable Banter Defence

If suggestions that the expression is inherently offensive seem somewhat far-fetched, there is no doubt that lad culture has colonised it. We see banter spilling over into both misogyny and male degradation.

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The Guardian

Bushmania sweeps the nation before comeback gigs

Excitement over Kate Bush's first gigs in 35 years fuels entire cottage industry in memorabilia.

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The Huffington Post United Kingdom

The 2015 election will affect 16-year-olds as much as 18-year-olds, so we deserve the right to vote

Even people my age who don't see eye to eye with Labour values will support Ed Miliband's pre-election promise to grant 16-year-olds the vote.

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Teenagers invited to write for Ham&High's Young Readers' Edition

Daniel Wittenberg, 16-year-old editor of the Ham&High’s next Young Readers’ Edition, issues a call to other young writers to get involved.

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The Huffington Post United Kingdom

Now Is the Time for Young People to Revitalise Our Democracy

It's an accessible kind of politics that can turn five damned years into a period of progress, although it's up to us to make it happen.

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2014 in pictures - Chelsea's football highlights from the past 12 months

It is the middle of the season but it is also the end of the calendar year and the official Chelsea website reviews a selection significant moments from 2014.

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Alastair Campbell explains why drink should make us think

After his own battle against alcoholism, the former spin doctor has written a novel that reveals how addiction touches the lives of those close by.

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The Guardian

My revision diary: students share their stories

Students describe what it's like to revise at three different stages of education: GCSEs, A-levels and university finals.