The Verb

The Verb’s strength comes from its writers’ varied perspectives and extensive knowledge. With representation from five continents, developed and developing nations, North and South, and 17 different countries, writing in 5 different languages, The Verb is a globally connected organisation.

Articles from The Verb have featured in Reuters, The Huffington Post, Crikey, New Matilda, Jezebel and the ABC.

Our writers are active participants in society, industry, government and non-government organisations, and reflect this experience in their articles.

Several writers are recognised in their relevant fields, and back this up with practical experience in negotiation and organisations such as the United Nations.

The Verb aims for in depth analysis of issues overlooked, misunderstood, or simplified by traditional media – issues that matter, and issues that demand a better debate.

Embedded in negotiations, our writers interview key stakeholders and provide context for their perspectives in order to give readers a comprehensive and concise account of the competing interests at play.

Each writer maintains their own perspective, with the editorial style favouring the competition of ideas and the advocacy of solutions, especially to collective action problems.

The Verb’s broader philosophy challenges people to overcome passivity and pessimism and strive for collective and active participation in the world’s global problems.

The Verb’s writers focus on solutions to the problems of negotiation. They aim to give the reader a portal into high level negotiations on diverse topics. From climate change to urban planning, women’s health to transport, Verb articles highlight the key interests at play and advocate solutions.

Allowing the reader to understand whose interests are being represented is a core aim of The Verb. We aim to answer the questions: who is asking for what, why, and how can they agree?

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Interested in knowing more? Contact us at sym(at)changeandswitch(dot)org

*** The Verb has previously been known as Speak Your Mind

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