Become a Commonwealth Correspondent
Your Commonwealth (new window) is a new website that lets young people living in Commonwealth countries share their opinions about issues that are important to them.
Your Commonwealth was launched in February 2011, and invites young people to become Commonwealth Correspondents and be part of an international collective of writers and young activists who report on local and worldwide issues and events.
Commonwealth Correspondents write short articles of between 150 and 500 words in length which are then published online.
To spark conversation and debate with their peers around the world, Your Commonwealth wants you to write about ordinary and extraordinary issues or events occurring in your community, town, country or region, and how they have affected you or made you think about certain subjects.
You don't need to be a professional or even an experienced writer. To become a correspondent, all you have to do is commit to producing at least one short article every two months. The article could be an opinion piece or a news or interview article - whichever you prefer.
To apply to become a Commonwealth Correspondent, or to learn more about the initiative, just send a short email with your name, age and nationality to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more, check out www.yourcommonwealth.org.
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