CIPE is excited to announce a new competition for our friends and partners for the best blog posts about how democratic and economic reforms play a role in international development.
Blogging is a powerful tool to share stories and information. And it is used at a very large scale. In 2011 there were 181 million blogs in the world—and the number, without a doubt, continues to rise. Recognizing the important role that new media play in fostering democratic and economic change, CIPE is launching the blog competition as a platform to encourage writers all around the world to participate in this year’s writing contest!
Both seasoned and new bloggers are welcomed to submit an entry of less than 750 words concerning the following topics as they relate to developing nations:
- How can social media empower citizens to participate in a democratic dialogue on constructive reforms?
- What experiences from other countries can guide the role of youth in your country’s democratic and economic development?
- What story or personal experience can you share to illustrate the need and possible solutions for democratic and economic reforms in your country?
We’re inviting both unpublished work as well as posts that have been previously published on an author’s personal blog. Entries with a photo or a video to illustrate your message will be given special consideration.
So, put on your creative thinking hat, and tell us your thoughts about democratic and economic reforms in developing countries. The deadline is Monday October 14, 2013!