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Information for Freelance News Writers for SciDev.Net


If you wish to 'pitch' a story to us, send a brief summary (2–3 paragraphs) explaining the story as concisely — but as concretely — as possible. We strongly encourage you to do this before writing the news item in full. Please use the SciDev.Net pitching template if supplied with one by your regional editor.

Your story idea should be submitted by email to the relevant regional coordinator, with a copy of the email sent to the news editor (news@scidev.net).:
> Latin America and the Caribbean — Luisa Massarani (luisa.massarani@scidev.net)
> Sub-Saharan Africa — Ochieng Ogodo (ochieng.ogodo@scidev.net)
> Sub-Saharan Africa (Francophone) – Theodore Kouadio (theodore.kouadio@scidev.net) and  Amzath Fassassi (Amzath.fassassi@scidev.net)
> Middle East and North Africa — (bothina.osama@scidev.net)
> South Asia — T.V. Padma (padma@scidev.net) and Ranjit Devraj (ranjit.devraj@scidev.net)
> South-East Asia – Joel Adriano (joel.adriano@scidev.net)

 
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