[imc-baghdad] who/how should i send the paper out?

Sascha Meinrath sascha at ucimc.org
Tue May 13 19:00:53 PDT 2003


Hi Ramzi!

On Sun, 11 May 2003, Ramzi Kysia wrote:

> all,
>
> it looks like we're good to go, but, unfortunately,
> power just kicked off again & i've only got a couple
> of minutes before everything crashes (lol - what a way
> to do a newspaper!)

I'm glad to hear that you're in good spirits about things -- certainly
that'll help keep things positive when everything's chaotic.

;)

The UCIMC is ready to start accepting donations, so just let me know what
you need from us.

In solidarity,

--Sascha Meinrath
Urbana-Champaign IMC

> the paper is in ms-publisher format, and all the
> stories are in word documents. photos are all jpegs.
> it's about 4 or 5 megs total. who should i send this
> to, and how fast will it be posted, and where
> specifically?
>
> i'll try to send later today, but no promises - we'll
> see how it goes...
>
> the paper's is out, here, on wednesday i think & cnn
> might cover us seeing it printed on tues...
>
> yours,
> ramzi
>
> --- spikeymike at rnetmail.co.uk wrote:
> >
> > I agree absolutely - all systems set up will be
> > passed to local groups as soon as this is possible.
> >
> > To continue with the Web Site, I would plan to do
> > the following:
> >
> > 1) Initial decision to use dadaIMC software - this
> > seems the best choice as it does seem to work with
> > both english and arabic text.  See recent posting to
> > imc-tech list.  This will need to be customised to
> > suit the baghdad project.  It would be really
> > helpfull if some people could post stories in both
> > english and arabic, and feedback comments about the
> > site to this list.  It's not too late to change to
> > another software, but once we start building an
> > archive of stories then it is more difficult to
> > change.
> >
> > 2) Logo / Design.  Ramzi could you / would people
> > like to make any input about the design of the site,
> > mainly a log to go at the top, and maybee a colour
> > scheme [eg the bristol site is very black, which has
> > been said to have anarchist overtones.  The
> > palestine site is more white and friendly].  I would
> > go with white myself.  I have not seen a copy of the
> > paper yet, but it sounds like we should / could use
> > the design of the paper / log if there is one on the
> > site, to make a visual link between the two.
> >
> > 3) Content.  The main point here surely is to get
> > real news from iraq out to the world at this time,
> > as well as to people in iraq.  Please can people
> > help gather resources, links, articles and post them
> > to the site.
> >
> > 4) Translations.  It seems like people from outside
> > iraq could help with translations at this difficult
> > time.  The open publishing system would allow
> > translations to be posted alongside any articles on
> > the site.  I urgently need to find someone to work
> > with who can translate to and from arabic, otherwise
> > this project could become a farce.
> >
> > 5) Learning.  We all need to learn to use the site,
> > and to administer the site, and to help the local
> > group to administer the site.  Co-ordinating
> > passwords is going to be difficult - this is usually
> > supposed to be done by word of mouth [not telephone
> > / email], to avoid abuse.
> >
> > 6) Domain names.  Chris has provided
> > http://www.almuajaha.com which should come online in
> > the next few days.
> > In the mean time, the address is
> > http://baghdadimc.dyndns.org
> >
> > I have contacted new-imc informally about the domain
> > name.  I believe we should have enough from previous
> > postings on this list to start the new imc process -
> > I'm sure the procedures are not intended to be
> > difficult and bearocratic!  I will try to collate
> > the text from Ramzi's previous mails and make a
> > formal submission, unless anyone objects to this.  I
> > see no problem with imc volunteers from other groups
> > helping a new gruop in this way.
> >
> > I also made an enquiry to citri.org about the
> > indymedia.iq domain, which should in truth belong to
> > the emerging imc group in iraq.
> >
> > 7) Hosting.  I seem to have taken this on and I am
> > very excited if I can help in this way.  I am happy
> > to co-ordinate technical stuff, and I will upgrade
> > the server provision as necessary as the progect
> > moves on.  There is a lot of support for this here
> > in Bristol.  I also notice that palestine imc may
> > need help and my help is open to all imc groups
> > around the world in this way.
> >
> > That's enough from me for now.
> >
> > Ramzi - it's so inspiring to hear from you at this
> > time!  Keep up the good work, we are thinking of you
> > all, but we feel so helpless.  I will write you - is
> > there a postal address?
> >
> > Send me anything and I will put it on the site for
> > you.  Write to: Bristol Indymedia, Box 3, Greenleaf
> > Books, 82 Colston St, BS1 5BB, UNITED KINGDOM.  I
> > will send money with Jo or Julia for postage.
> > Solidarity.
> >
> > Mike
> >
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