Some of the most powerful journalism comes from people telling their own experiences in their own words.
First hand accounts of what it was like to be caught up in the horror of the bomb attacks in London and Madrid touched many BBC News website readers.
Others feel passionately about a particular issue - but there are always two sides to a story.
Do you have a scoop that you want to tell the world about? Have you witnessed a news story in your area?
Perhaps you feel that the BBC is not covering the issues that are important to you or your community.
You may be fed up with all the bad news and want to see some more good news stories.
Have you taken a picture or filmed some video on your phone or digital camera that tells the story?
Don't worry if you are not sure how to send it or have never submitted an article before. We can help.
We can't promise to follow up every e-mail or use every photo - but we will pick out some of the best, develop your stories and publish them on the BBC news website.
Send us your ideas using the form at the bottom of the page.
Make sure you give us your location and contact details, such as your e-mail address or phone number.
If you take a picture you should not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.
You can send pictures or video to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mms by dialing +44 (0)7725 100100.
The BBC may edit your comments and not all emails will be published. Your comments may be published on any BBC media worldwide.