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UPROAR Story Pitching Form

Welcome to the Global Voices (GV) story pitching platform. We greatly appreciate your interest in contributing a story to the UPROAR project. The focus countries for this project are the following:

Priority 1 countries: Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda.

Priority 2 countries: Benin, Botswana, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Namibia, Sierra Leone

This form is designed to help us think through our approach to a story before writing, and to keep editors informed about stories in the pipeline. Doing this kind of advance preparation should help make the editing and publishing process smoother and faster.

In planning your story pitch this form, keep in mind that GV stories should meet the following criteria: INTEGRITY, BRIDGING, ORIGINALITY, EQUALITY OF REPRESENTATION.

INTEGRITY = the information in the story is based on verifiable facts, and the story is not plagiarized

BRIDGING = the story attempts to forge connections across communities, countries, regions, languages or audiences

ORIGINALITY = the story has not been previously reported, or not in the way you propose

EQUALITY OF REPRESENTATION = in the story under/misrepresented communities are given fair representation

We appreciate your time and care in completing this form—we estimate that it should not take you more than 10-15 minutes. Thank you!

  • Select country from the dropdown list
  • Questions to consider: What is the story about (topic, theme)? Where and when does the story take place? Who are the main people who figure in the story? What is the digital rights angle?
  • Factors that make a writer well positioned to write a story include: you are a member of the affected community; you have special knowledge of the topic; you have access to people affected by the issue that you can interview.

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