Reporting Global Tech Stories

Licensing Guidelines

Rest of World allows certain articles on our site that have been live for at least one week to be republished by other newsrooms, publications, or other entities. Features or special projects are not available for republishing at this time.

Nonprofit newsrooms, publications, or other entities may republish articles free of charge; for-profit newsrooms, publications, or other entities may license articles for a one-time fee. In either case, please contact to complete an agreement and, in the latter case, learn more about our licensing fee tiers.

Any republished or licensed content must include the following:

  • This tagline at the top of the republished article: 

“This article was originally published by Rest of World, a nonprofit newsroom covering the effect of technology outside the West.”

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  • For print-only versions please write the URL out “” (not “”)
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Photography and illustrations

Photography and illustrations created for Rest of World may also be republished or licensed for use with associated articles under the same conditions as above. Photos and illustrations may be used for social postings, print or digital, and in perpetuity with strict adherence to crediting guidelines, and only in association with articles specified under each license. Please contact us, as above, for the licensing fee tiers for each piece of art you are interested in republishing.

Any republished or licensed photographs or illustrations must include the following:

  • Credit line must read “Photography by [name] for Rest of World” or “Illustration by [name] for Rest of World”

Social Promotion

In any promotion on social platforms or newsletters, our relevant social handle should be tagged (e.g., Twitter promotion must tag @restofworld).

Writers and photographers involved in a story should be credited in any social promotion. If they have relevant social accounts, they should be tagged.

To ease cross-promotion, licensing partners must follow our social accounts.