Call for writers: Global Voices seeks pitches for digital rights stories

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Note: We are no longer accepting pitches for Lebanon, Liberia, Namibia, Rwanda, and DR Congo as part of this call. 

Global Voices seeks pitches for analytical stories on threats to human rights in the digital space. The stories will be published as part of UPROAR, a project by Small Media that urges governments to address challenges at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

Commissioned pieces can focus on, but are not limited to:

  • A specific case of an individual or group facing a direct threat (legal, physical, digital) due to engaging in online speech in the public interest
  • A specific law (proposed or in force) in the target country that is having/will have a demonstrable effect on digital rights
  • A multi-case “trend” explainer, which shows how a single law, regulatory action, or issue of public concern in one of the target countries appears to be having a significant impact on digital rights in the country, or even in the region.

We are currently looking for authors to write about the following countries: Lebanon, Liberia, Rwanda, Namibia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Senegal, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Stories should follow the GV style guide and the Advox editorial guidelines and the word-limit for each story is 1,000 words. 

Please email your pitches to  

Authors will be compensated $150 USD.

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