|Work With Us|
|Written by redmile|
|Friday, 14 November 2008|
LaSpecula.com is an international weekly on-line newspaper based in Sicily, Italy. It was born in September 2005 as a news website and in December 2006 it became an official journalism website in six languages (English, Italian, Spanish, German, Portoguese and French) with more than fifty reporters from all around the world.
Our production system is based between the "citizen" and the "civic" journalism. It is a journalism made at the same time by professional journalists and people without professional journalism training. Our intent is to provide independent, reliable, accurate, wide-ranging and relevant information that democracies requires, giving fresh and objective news that the standard mass media normally give with the authorities influence, and teach journalism profession to our new editors.
We give the chance to whom is typically excluded to have access to the media and let the world know about what is going on in every continent, country or city.
If you want to contribute to this intent and work with us start now! Be our correspondent from your country, write your articles and send them to: laspecula(#)gmail.com.
We publish once a week, every Sunday. From you we will look for one article per week. You chose the article’s topic, and write about what is going on in your region, country or continent. But remember, the articles have to be:
- in one of the fallowing languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese;
- in .doc file;
- fresh and made by you;
- with about 3000 characters;
- written without a technical language and understable to the normal reader;
- written in Times New Roman, n. 12;
- with the title and your names/surnames on the top;
- with the date of the day of publication at the end;
- and overall neutral, without your personal ideas or political views.
Attach your article as a .doc file (click here to see an example of how you should send the article) and, if you have it, the original size picture of the event/issue to an e-mail. Once that we started to publish your articles, full up the application form in your language (EN, IT, ES, FR, PT, DH) and send it to our mail direction:
LaSpecula.com International Weekly News
Via J.F. Kennedy, 14-B
98040, Olivarella (ME)
Sicily – Italy - EU
When we will receive the form, we will register you, your name will appear in the Redaction page of the website and you will be a full reporter of LaSpecula.com. We will also send you a copy of the application form and a domestic journalist card that will prove your relationship with the newspaper.
If you still want more information or for any question you can write to info(#)laspecula.com or contact us directly via MSN Messenger (laspecula(#)hotmail.com) or Skype (laspeculajournal). Remember to use laspecula(#)gmail.com for sending articles only.
Thanks for your interest and collaboration,
LaSpecula.com International News Weekly.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 December 2008 )|
Camberra, Australia - A former inmate at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has dropped a lawsuit against the Australian government that accused it of complicity in torture he says he suffered while in detention. Mamdouh Habib reached an out-of-court settlement with the government for an undisclosed sum, both parties said Saturday. Habib, an Australian citizen, was arrested in Pakistan in late 2001 and held for three years without charge before being returned to Australia in 2005.