Change the world

February 3, 2014

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead, US anthropologist (1901-1978)

If there’s a burning issue you want to communicate and you’re not sure the best way to do it, then our Change the world training manual can help you find the answer.

It brings together journalism skills and advocacy goals to help citizen journalists report on the issues that matter to them and shape the world they want to live in.

You can download the modules below and study at your own pace, learning how to write stories with impact and how to improve the potential of being published in mainstream media. It also includes tips and advice to help build your skills in blogging, social media and photography.

Each module contains a number of exercises and members of the Key Correspondents network are invited to send their completed exercises for feedback to: KCteam@aidsalliance.org

In many countries, writing for change to address HIV and human rights comes with risks. World Pulse has a fantastic online safety and security toolkit, which we urge you to read.

Our vision is to see Key Correspondents igniting social movements for change among communities affected by HIV around the world. We hope this guide helps and we look forward to reading your stories!

1: Advocacy and the media

2: Writing news

3: The art of the interview

4: Journalism and ethics

5: Blogging

6: Reporting on HIV

7: Sexual and reproductive health and rights

8: Social media

9: Photography

You can also download Change the world as one complete pdf document in either English or French.

This training manual is published by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the written content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA).

Standard copyright law applies to use of the photos.