Your Participation

Your Participation

After good seven years of ups and downs, Listen to the World (LttW) still stands ready to move forward. We owe our existence not only to the hard work of our team, but also to the involvement and support from individuals/organizations who believe in our vision, mission, and the role of LttW. Participation of other parties or individuals is a great importance to LttW (and Vox de Cultura) in materializing its idealism that is shared by many.

For that reason, we are inviting you to participate in Listen to the World Program in the following manners:




LttW opens up the opportunity for anyone who cares about culture to join our volunteer-ship program. You can share your ideas and thoughts (especially for web content), help us with field works, contribute to our content (articles, news, cultural happenings, etc.), translation (particularly to English and Japanese), proofreading, promoting our common ideals, and any form of participation that you think would be effective in making LttW grows. If you think you are up to it, please contact [email protected] for more information under the subject line “Volunteer”.

Internship (Fresh Graduate or Below)

We believe that we can learn from anywhere, anyone. Through this program, it is expected that both LttW and interns are able to learn from each other. This program is available in two sets of terms that you can choose from: 3-month or 6-month period. You will not receive salary from this program, but you will receive daily allowance (for meals and local transport). Contact [email protected] for more information under the subject line “Internship”.


We also give you an opportunity to contribute to our website. Please note that, since our mission is to offer different and fundamental perspectives of issues within global relevance, you need to pitch your idea first with our moderator. To maintain work efficiency and writing standard, you are required to comply with the following workflow:

1. Scope/domain of discussion
2. Title
3. Outline writing

Once approved than you can continue with:

4. Drafting
5. Revision
6. Final

Before being published editor will go through:

7. Proofreading
8. Final editing
9. Publishing

If you think you are up to it, please contact [email protected] for more information under the subject line “Contributor”.

Intellectual Rights of Content Contributor

Before learning more about authorship and copyright, let’s take a look of the types of content that we accept: 

News commentary

This section is assigned to respond particular news with a different angle. Length of article: 300 – 500 words. You can see how it looks like here.

Original article

Articles that contain original idea/opinion of the author fall under this category. The example of an original article can be read here.

1. Short articles should contain: 1000 – 2000 words.
2. Long articles should contain: 2000 – 4000 words.

Academic article

Listen to the World is not a web-based journal. With that said, we still allow you to publish an academic journal under a proper review.


Here is a chance for you to write your review of an event or anything that interest you (music, dance performance, rituals, festivals, goods, artworks, film, music albums, album cover, workshops, education programs, awards, competitions, discussion events, gallery/museum, launch event, etc). You can see how it looks like here.


You even have an opportunity to have an in-depth interview with an individual or a community that you consider worth knowing. Find out how it looks like here.

Intellectual Rights: content 1)

LttW fully reserves the rights for this type of content (point 1). Your name will not be mentioned in the “Author” box, and the said box will appear as “Author: Desk”. However, your contribution will still be credited to you by putting your initials, which will appear at the end of the article (e.g. Your Name: YN). LttW reserves the rights to make the article as a free-syndication content (which means, it can be republished by a third party). Click here and find “INTELLECTUAL RIGHTS& COPYRIGHTS” to learn more about the republishing by a third party rule.

 Intellectual Rights: content 2), 3), 4), 5)

You reserve the authorship and copyrights for the type of article point 2), 3), 4) and 5). Your name will be listed as the Author, which will appear in the beginning of the article (by “Your Name”), in the Author box (Author: Your Name) along with your brief profile and photo, and at the end of the article (e.g. Your Name: YN). You retain a full authority of the publication and the takedown of the articles as long as it is on our website. LttW will contact you directly should there be a possibility of republishing your article by the third party. Click here and find “INTELLECTUAL RIGHTS& COPYRIGHTS” to learn more about information concerning the rules of republication by the third party.


To avoid plagiarism, all quotations made in articles of point 1), 2), 3), 4), 5) must be listed (both written or oral). LttW always try to keep the originality and carefully select every content to be published on our website. However, if the article contains plagiarized contents, the author/contributor will be held responsible of his/her action (as listed under the Author box for articles 2), 3), 4), and 5) and/or the initial for article 1)). LttW cannot be held accountable for such case.



Another way for you to contribute is by providing us items or services that we may need (land and air transportation, accommodation, visual communication design, printing, audio visual documenting, music recording, concert sound system, food and beverages, etc), equipment (computers, cameras, high-end video cameras, etc), and network (endorsement, expert provision, and field contacts).

Financial support

You can also support LttW financially in the form of donation, grant, or venture capital.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you need more information.