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Commonwealth Youth Programme Correspondents

Commonwealth Youth Programme Correspondents

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: aspiring youth leaders or writers from Commonwealth countries who want to engage with the rest of the world telling stories about ordinary or extraordinary issues or events occurring in their community, town, country or region
Benefits: your articles may influence opinion across the Commonwealth and within member governments

Description

YourCommonwealth.org is a website created and crafted by young people, students and youth leaders. Its contributors come from across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific.

A hive of fresh ideas and creativity, the website is a space where people under 30 who care about things like injustice, poverty or the environment can swap experiences and viewpoints.

Commonwealth Correspondents are regular contributors to YourCommonwealth.org.

They are aspiring youth leaders or writers from Commonwealth countries who want to engage with the rest of the world. Correspondents are keen to tell other people about ordinary or extraordinary issues or events occurring in their community, town, country or region.

Eligibility

  • To become a Correspondent, all you have to do is commit to writing at least one short article every two months and abide by the Code of Conduct.
  • Just as writing can shed light on the lives of young people, so can video bring you closer to like-minded people on the other side of the world. It’s an exciting and powerful means of communications to see faces, emotions and debates played out on a screen in front of you.If you have access to a camera and computer, why not create a video and share it with people all across the world on YourCommonwealth.org?What should the video be about?
    You might want to create:
    • A short video of yourself or your friends talking about a subject that you are passionate about (for instance, climate change, democracy, football or cooking).
    • A short interview film where you ask questions of someone you know or have met.
    • A music video featuring yourself or your friends singing, dancing or playing instruments.

Benefits

There are many benefits of becoming a Correspondent:

  • It is hugely satisfying to know that your articles are being read by other young people from all around the world it’s also a way of making friends and learning new things.
  • Your articles may influence opinion across the Commonwealth and within member governments, they are likely to be read by lots of people at the Commonwealth Secretariat and other organizations.

How to apply?

If you would like to join the Commonwealth Correspondents and submit an article or video for publication, please email the website’s independent editor, Yvonne Chin Irving, who oversees editorial content, at [email protected]

For enquiries, please email [email protected]

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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