Dear Correspondents -
In exciting news we have made an announcement today to our community to introduce you. The VOF Team and I have created very short bios and selected quotes from your work in an effort to show the world your unique voice and passion. This was very difficult to do in 75 words each!! Please let us know if there is anything inaccurate about your bio. We want it to represent YOU.
You can read the announcement here: http://tinyurl.com/ne3byl
You can read your bios here: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/world-pulse-voices-of-our-future
We are so proud!!
Also, I wanted to say a word about your upcoming assignment. The Frontline Journal is by far my favorite format for a story. I'm jumping up and down to read yours. So many people in the world have no idea what it is like in your country or what it would be like to stand in your shoes. This is your chance to show the importance of the urgent issues and situation in your community, nation or region THROUGH YOUR EYES. Imagine if you were having tea with someone who lives half a world away and you are describing to them what your life and country is like, what is important to you, what you have seen, and what you think is the way forward. You may not have riots in your street or gunfire --- but even a new law, a shop closing down, a local controversy or something that happened to your neighbor or family member -- this is breaking news in your life. You get to define breaking news. Paint a picture using the most vivid details you can -- so that the world can step in your shoes and understand the issues surrounding you.
Good luck! Jensine