Is there a required format for items or does a contributor file material on spec?

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A contributor files material on spec and decides the nature and format of the story: Uganda Radio Network is based on the freelance model. The only formatting requirement is a name and location outcue, guarding moral rights. A contributor may decide to file both a 30-second story and a 4-minute feature on the same subject, using the same material. Whether, and how much, radio stations download material depends on its newsworthiness and quality, and on the news judgements of the editors. On occasion, and if contributors have previously agreed, Uganda Radio Network may contact suggest or commission a stories.

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