BRACE yourself, Raub! The BRATs are coming to town next week.

We’ve finally selected the 35 talented aspiring journalists who’ll be going for our BRATs Raub young journalist camp on March 18-21, and trust us – it was not easy.

We receive tonnes of amazing application essays every year, and though we wish we could take them all in, we just don’t have the capacity. To those who didn’t make the cut this year, we really hope you’ll apply again!

Now back to BRATs Raub.

Participants will receive a crash course in journalism (interviewing skills, photography, videography, social media, etc.) and go on BRATs-exclusive field assignments, all guided by professional journalists from R.AGE and The Star.

To follow their journey, go to, where they will be blogging about the whole experience.

One thing they’ll definitely be blogging about is the camp venue – the six-star Casabrina luxury resort. It usually caters to VVIPs (think princes and multi-millionaires), so it’ll be interesting to see how a bunch of teenagers from around the country enjoy it.

Destination Raub: The 35 participants of our BRATs Raub young journalist camp have been selected and they'll be staying here - the six-star Casabrina resort.

Destination Raub: The 35 participants of our BRATs Raub young journalist camp have been selected and they’ll be staying here – the six-star Casabrina resort.

They’ll probably blog about getting up close and personal with baby elephants at the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre, too, one of the field assignments we’ve arranged for them.

All their stories and photos (and videos, online) will then be published in a special edition of R.AGE on March 31.

Once that’s done, they become official BRATs teen journalists who’ll get to go on real-world assignments for us throughout the year.

We’re talking about red carpet events, celebrity interviews, youth conferences and so much more. That’s why we’re Malaysia’s top young journalist programme!

The full list of participants selected for BRATs Raub 2015


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