You are interested in contributing to Internal Voices with your article? Great! To help you with your article, we put together a short list of guidelines in order to make sure that all articles are of the same high quality. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to receiving your ideas and proposals!

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Article guidelines for written content

  • Articles must be written in English.
  • Articles should not exceed 1000 words. A maximum of 1200 words is possible in special cases. Just ask us!
  • Articles and statements in the article should be well researched.
  • Controversial ideas or doctrines should, as far as possible, be discussed in a positive manner, and in such a way as to avoid the imputation of ulterior motives to those who hold different views.
  • Provide both sides of the story with equal weight.
  • Use hyperlinks where you cite documents available online. For example, “… the latest edition of Internal Voices was brilliant…”
  • Provide a list of references underneath your article.
  • Use quotation marks and refer to the source of the quote.
  • Ones your article is ready sent it to with in the subject-field “article” and the name of the current theme (e.g. “poverty”) or “international issues” depending on the subject of your article. The editors will where necessary edit your text and have a final say in whether the article will be published or not. But don’t worry most of the time we will publish your article.
  • Last but not least, plagiarism is a crime. If we find that your article or parts of it are plain copy-paste we will not publish the article and/or delete it immediately without further notice. Nor can internal voices or any member of the editorial team can be held liable for any damage incurred due to the publishing or your article or an article published in your name.


Article guidelines for images or audiovisual content

  • You are free to provide pictures or audiovisual content to your article.
  • A picture should have a width of at least 650 pixels.
  • Sources: We need the copyright information for any picture you send us. That means if you provide a picture that is not your own, please state the source. If you found a suitable picture on the internet, make sure that you are allowed to use it in terms of copyright. Here are some suggestions where you can find  unrestricted images and audiovisual content:
  • UN: or websites retrieved from UN agencies’ websites.
  • Norden: The majority of the images may be used without restriction provided that you mention the image source (e.g. NN –, but check the individual image for information on rights.
  • Flickr – make sure you thick the box “only search within Creative Commons-licensed content”.
  • Google Image Search: In the image search results, click on the ‘Options’ button (the ‘black wheel’ in the upper right corner above the results), go to ‘Advanced Search’ and under ‘usage rights’ choose ‘free to use or share’
  • You can also use pictures you have taken yourself.
  • If you would like to crop or edit a picture you want to add to your article you can use This is an online tool, similar to Photoshop, free of charge and without the need to register.
  • Audiovisual material on YouTube and Vimeo is always subject to the Creative Commons agreement, so you are free to use it or link to it.
  • As with the articles, pictures provided will need the ‘green light’ from the editorial team.

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