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Letters to the editor
Writing letters to the editor is one way of using the media for advocacy. However it is difficult to plan and execute to perfection because the final publishing of the letter is in the hands of the editorial staff. To improve the chances of letter to get published it helps if they are clear, precise and short. It is useful to respond to articles and features that have raised issues similar to or affect the advocacy issue in question. These responses need to be sent in quickly in order to keep them relevant as far as the publication is concerned. Adding your organisation’s name and your position within it (to your name) may increase the possibility of the letter getting published.