The Fellows of CNS Writers' Bureau are voluntary citizen journalists writing on people-centric issues for sustainable development in their national contexts. These citizen journalists or community correspondents are people from all walks of life, and not necessarily trained journalists. These are people - human beings - who have something to say on issues they feel for or are affected by in their daily lives. Together they help document local realities and give a voice to the voiceless. Important to remember is, CNS focusses on issues that affect the vast majority of humankind.
Citizen News Service (CNS) with help from Jay Inspire Co Ltd Thailand and other agencies aims to:
- Encourage people affected by different social/health conditions to directly speak up and find a way to speak up through CNS
- Provide assistance and if needed as much technical or analytical training as far as possible, to help people voice the issues affecting their lives effectively - unedited, unfiltered and uninhibited
- Continuously upgrade our content submission methods and expand the ways we disseminate the content generated by CNS in different languages and forms (audio-visual and internet)
- Continuously expand the distribution channels of CNS content, not only in terms of reaching out to different kinds of media globally but also translating content from different languages and syndicating them strategically.
How to become a Fellow of CNS Writers' Bureau?Self-motivated individuals passionate about issues affecting their lives are welcome to contribute in different languages to CNS. They must read the following documents before sending their content:
- Content Submission Policy and Agreement
- Issues in CNS Spotlight
- CNS Writers' Bureau
- Creative Commons Attribution License
- Press Council of India (PCI) Guidelines on HIV/AIDS reporting
- Press Council of India (PCI) Guidelines on election reporting
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