What does freedom look like in 2014?Continue reading the main story
What does freedom look like? As part of the BBC's freedom2014 season, we are exploring how freedom is visualised around the world.
We asked five people what freedom looks like to them and we hope their answers will inspire you to create your own artwork, illustrations and images.
We want to showcase the best of your submissions across the BBC so please take a look at how to get involved.Continue reading the main story
Chris Hadfield became famous during a five-month stint on the International Space Station in 2013.
While in space, he would look out upon the world and share his images on social media. One image - of Berlin at night - particularly stood out for him as he felt it represented freedom.
Talking to the BBC, while at London's Science Museum, he said the difference in the lights between east and west Berlin represented "a lingering echo of a freedom that has been regained".Continue reading the main story
Norman Kember was taken hostage in Iraq, aged 74, on 26 November 2005.
He was kidnapped, along with three other men (one of whom was killed), by a previously unknown group called the Swords of Righteousness Brigade. He was eventually freed during a military operation on 23 March 2006, and the first thing he did when he returned to England was walk into his garden.
He says: "Walking out into the garden was my idea of being free."Leyla Hussein, anti-FGM campaigner Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main story
Psychotherapist Leyla Hussein is a prominent campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM). She lived in Saudi Arabia before returning to Somalia with her family as a child. It was there she underwent FGM, an ordeal she found so traumatic, that she wasn't able to deal with what had happened to her until she faced flashbacks while pregnant many years later.
For her, books represented freedom and a chance to escape from the worries she faced.
"Freedom means when you're not judged, and books give me that space where I can just get lost and be in a different world."Continue reading the main story
Jimmy Wales is famous for founding the non-profit online encyclopaedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia web-hosting company. He is extremely concerned about state surveillance against "ordinary people".
His image of freedom is the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, and more specifically a quote by US President Thomas Jefferson inscribed on the memorial: "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
He says: "For me, this quote really defines the essence of freedom."Continue reading the main story
Artist Jess Thom has Tourette's syndrome, a neurological condition that is characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.
She has decided to take her disability and turn it into something positive. She has created a character called 'Touretteshero' who celebrates the condition and uses it as a source of creativity.
She has loved walking since she was a child but as her mobility deteriorated, she missed the freedom of being able to just go for a walk.
For Jess, her wheelchair has opened up new worlds for her.
She says: "My wheelchair and my tics are not the things that disable me. The thing that disables me is the inaccessible environment."Your freedom images
We are now looking for your images of freedom so that we can share them with the world.How to enter
- You can upload your image or video (which should last no longer than one minute) to us on our website
- You can also send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can send it via message or a link to an image site to the BBC World News Facebook or BBC World Service Facebook accounts
- If your image bounces back, please upload it to a site (such as Flickr, Instagram or Pinterest, but not restricted to only those) and email a link to the image to the contact address: email@example.com
- If your contribution is a video, you can also upload it to a sharing site (such as Vimeo, Instagram or YouTube, but not restricted to only those) and email the link to us
- You can also submit contributions via Twitter by tweeting @bbcworld or @bbcworldservice with the hashtag #freedom2014 and we will monitor this.
We would also like to know your name, age, nationality and contact details, including phone number and skype handle if you have one. This will help us tell stories about the different images we get from different people.
Whether it's freedom from surveillance or freedom to be single, the BBC is investigating what freedom means in the modern world.
We want to know what freedom looks like to you. Please send us your own images, videos, animations or art work. Find out how to get involved here.
- Your image must be your own creation
- Any music you include must be your own composition and performance
- Your entry must not be defamatory or obscene or contain any element of advertisement material for commercial products or services
- If you are aged under 18, then you need to make sure you have your parents' or guardians' permission to share your entry. We may need to get in touch with them, so send their details in too
- Videos or animations should last no longer than one minute.
Please check our full terms and conditions.
The BBC may share your contribution with our websites, TV, including World News TV and radio stations and with our partners around the world, as well as on social media sites like Facebook.
Not all contributions will be published or broadcast. All entries must be submitted by 15 March.