[imc-denmark] [Fwd: Re: IMC Denmark - for your consideration:]
simon at shine.eu.org
Mon Feb 27 14:52:14 PST 2006
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>>I think we have somewhat standardized the form of these types of proposals to include some things that this application leaves off.
>>1) the email subject line should read in this format: IMC (name): new-imc DEADLINE (day and time in GMT)
I don't quite understand?
>>You have included the New IMC form and Mission Statement but did not include:
>>2) Editorial Policy:
In English: We will delete repeating, discriminating, misleading,
advertising, irritating, copying and threatening posts to the newswire
depending on their severity. (Exact translation missing. The Danish
version of our editorial guidelines explain what exactly is meant by
>>3) Membership Criteria (http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/MembershipCriteria)
As I read it, the membership criteria is a draft, and is as such only
suggestive. I'll just go through the points it mentions, and our
relation to them, as I see it:
Agreement with mission statement -- we discussed this when we started
up, but we haven't discussed it on meetings afterwards. I believe we
expressed our own mission statement (Andreas Lloyd wrote it.)
Work towards local mission statement -- ...
Agreement with principles of unity -- we discussed these (in a
translated form, too) during startup, but we don't make much practical
use of it like we do with our editorial guidelines)
Establish and publish an editorial policy -- ...
Have enough committed members -- this I'm not sure we can be judges of
ourselves. We certainly could use more activity, but we're roughly 5 to
10 active people plus a lot of others who linger.
Have open and public meetings (no "ownership") -- we claim open meetings
and the agenda is never closed. Also, nobody wants to "own" IMC Denmark,
we're merely the ones keeping the idea alive.
Agree to the use of Open Publishing -- The only limitation to publishing
on the IMC Denmark newswire is the editorial guidelines. We try to grace
between the local antifa security policy preached by many, and then the
Adopt consensus -- We're good at discussing things together at meetings.
Have spokesperson(s) on the global mailing lists (representatives) -- We
are currently on several lists (communication, process, legal, tech,
listwork, queer, dns-tech, ircd, oscailt, etc.) with three
representatives who forward material to imc-denmark@ in case we think
it's relevant or big enough for our collective to form an opinion on.
This is seemingly going well.
Participate on the global mailing lists (specifically imc-communication)
- -- We are.
Have no official affiliation with any political party, ... -- We're not.
We have had the debate on whether we should apply for government funds,
but the dominating opinion is that we should avoid becoming economically
dependent on people who might cut funds for political reasons. (Such as
for example if something we decide to allow on the newswire becomes
controversial, which has happened a few times already.)
(NOT FINALIZED(??)): Have no official affiliation with any political
party, state or candidate for office (comments: but individual producers
have freedom to do whatever they like and local IMCs can "feature"
stories about various political parties and initiatives) -- Our current
collective features social liberalists, anarchists, communists and
people who haven't made up their minds about what to call themselves.
We're not discriminating against people's personal political conviction,
but rather use this as contrast to keep IMC Denmark free for as many as
possible. We don't allow the newswire to become the mouthpiece of
parties, and we hide things if the material's agenda is self-promotion
such as with an overwhelming amount of communist propaganda. We try to
censor as little as possible, though, and this often leads to a revival
in the censorship debate, which is probably healthy.
Not be engaged in for-profit enterprises -- We're not. Our current
economical situation is that I (Simon) has done some programming work
for the Danish Social Forum and received an amount of money in IMC
Denmark's name, and we've made a few personal contributions as well. We
don't intend to become affiliated with businesses.
Display local version of Indymedia-logo -- We do.
Include the "Current cities" list on website -- We do.
>>4) response to diversity questions (http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/NewImcHowTo#NEW_IMC_PROCESS_HOW_IT_WORKS)
This seems like an internal document describing the "flow" of getting
accepted into the network. I think we answered the questions it asks in
specific when we originally applied. Are the answers we gave still
present in the New IMC archive? Would you like revised answers?
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