Become a Contributor


Thanks for your interest in contributing to Dzaleka.com. This page briefly explains our editorial priorities and shows you what makes a contribution. You can then submit a pitch via this link.
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Content-Type

At Dzaleka.com, we are always looking for fresh perspectives and new voices to join our community and help us tell the stories of refugees in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. We accept a variety of content types, including:

  • Articles: These are in-depth pieces that explore a particular topic or issue in depth. They should be well-researched and based on reliable sources.
  • Essays: These are shorter pieces that offer a personal perspective on a particular topic or issue. They can be more informal in tone and can be a good way to share your thoughts and experiences.
  • Photographic essays: These are collections of photographs that tell a story or convey a message. They can be accompanied by text or captions to provide context and further explanation.
  • Interviews: These are conversations with individuals who have something interesting or important to say about a particular topic or issue. They can be conducted in person or over the phone and can be published in written or audio format.
  • Video: We also accept video content, such as documentaries or short films that explore a particular topic or issue.
  • Other formats: If you have an idea for a different type of content that you think would be a good fit for Dzaleka.com, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss it.

We welcome submissions from a wide range of contributors, including refugees, journalists, activists, and others who are interested in sharing their thoughts and experiences with a wider audience. If you have an idea for a submission or would like to discuss potential contributions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and to share the stories of refugees in Dzaleka Refugee Camp with a wider audience.

Submission

Thank you for your interest in contributing to Dzaleka.com! We are always looking for fresh perspectives and new voices to join our community and help us tell the stories of refugees in Dzaleka Refugee Camp.

To ensure that we are able to provide the highest quality content to our readers, we have developed the following guidelines for contributors:

  1. Focus on the refugee experience: Dzaleka.com is a platform that is focused on refugees in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. We are interested in submissions that shed light on the experiences, challenges, and opportunities faced by refugees in the camp.
  2. Use a clear and engaging writing style: We want our readers to be able to easily understand and engage with your content. Please use clear and concise language, and consider using anecdotes and personal experiences to help illustrate your points.
  3. Article length to be between 500 and 1000 words (with exceptions),
  4. Attributed to individual/s, not an organisation/s or anonymous author/s,
  5. Include a small biography (less than 50 words) and a personal photo if desired,
  6. Include a photo or image to accompany the submission where possible (you must hold the rights to any photos you submit),
  7. We may edit your post and will send you a revised post if the changes are major,
  8. Protect the privacy of others: Please be mindful of the privacy of others and do not include any personal information about individuals without their consent.
  9. You must declare any organizational affiliations, material that was used as the basis for your article if it is highly derivative, and funding received,
  10. All articles and photos accepted for publication will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License,
  11. Submissions should be sent to the site editors: dzalekaconnect[at]gmail.com. Get in touch: If you have an idea for a submission or would like to discuss potential contributions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are always happy to hear from potential contributors and to discuss ideas.
We are open to all suggestions and would love to hear from you.

For all submissions or queries, please email dzalekaconnect[at]gmail.com

Commenting

Comments are welcome on all of our posts, however, all comments are moderated. Personal attacks or abusive comments will not be published. Criticism of organizations against individuals is welcome if it serves a justifiable purpose. It should not be gratuitous, but well-founded, based either on experience or argument. We welcome robust debate but avoid sweeping, unfounded attacks. While we like to publish as many comments as possible, we may hold back comments which contain harsh criticism with no attempt at all to give that criticism a justified base. Commenters who have affiliations that readers should be aware of, or conflicts of interest, must declare them. Commenters need to identify themselves by their full names unless there are good reasons for not doing so.




Last updated: 26 December 2022