Why is it so important to tell the story of the ones who left? Why is it so important that we do it together?
By sharing our own views and experiences we are redefining our collective identity, we are intervening dynamically in the public debate concerning the developments in our homeland, and we are also breaking a few stereotypes along the way. At the same time, we are keeping a valuable historical record that will help future generations understand what really happened. But most importantly, we are creating a participatory media channel as a point of reference and a networking hub for all of us.
So, if you want to contribute your own content but don’t know what or how, here are a few basic guidelines:
You can upload your own videos and share the link with us, or you can let us know you’re interested in appearing in one of our documentaries. If you live somewhere beyond our budget limits, maybe we can arrange a webcam interview. And if you happen to watch a third party video that you think we should share with the New Diaspora community, let us know.
What do you see outside your window? Where did you grow up? What kind of object connects you to your homeland? Do you still have that photo with the local landmark? (come on, we all have one of those). New Diaspora can become our collective family album, a global puzzle of images that tell the story of who we are, where do we come from and what we have encountered since we left.
You have a number of options: a) write an open letter, sharing your personal thoughts and experiences, b) send us an article on a subject you know well (and you believe is relevant to Greece and the New Diaspora community), c) become a New Diaspora local correspondent and contribute interesting stories from the place you live (like tips for the newcomers or reports on expatriate Greek activities).
Comics, animation videos, infographics and all sorts of creative content that relates to our subject. Let your imagination run free.
Please use our contact form to upload your content, and make sure you’ve read and understood the terms & conditions. It’s very important that you own the copyright of any content you share with us. Also, that you fill out your current location, place of origin, and time you’ve spent living abroad. Optionally, you can also tell us what you do there.
All user generated content will be curated by our team. We will not publish stuff which is offensive or derogatory to any person or group based on their race, ethnicity, skin color, sexual orientation, gender, or religion.
We would prefer that your texts do not exceed 500-600 words, with the exception of scientific articles. Better send us your contribution in .pdf, .txt or .doc format.
Images should be less than 3 MB in size, in .jpeg, .png or.gif format. You can also copy-paste the link, if you’ve already uploaded your photo on Flickr or other photo sharing platform.
Videos don’t have to be in full HD, but we really prefer it if they do. Since they are too big to upload directly, you can either give us your YouTube, Vimeo or DailyMotion link, or send the file to firstname.lastname@example.org via wetransfer.