[imc-denmark] cop15 alternative media
planet-mail at aktivix.org
planet-mail at aktivix.org
Thu Nov 5 09:29:34 PST 2009
I'm planet-mail (dave) - i've volunteered with indymedia london / uk
for a few years and am interested in reporting on events around the
I know around 10 alternative media / citizen journalists who are
coming to copenhagen to help report on the summit, mobilisations,
alternative conference etc and there are a few questions and maybe
First, about the indymedia dk website - as it might get really busy
during the cop15 with a lot of workload, there are a few people who
might be able to help out. I know the website uses the same code as
some uk websites, and therefore there are some people here experienced
in doing maintenance and admin. However, they do not speak danish, so
would only be able to work with english content. What do you think?
This year we've seen the increase in use of corporate communication
tools like twitter and flickr and how people are using them to make
reports about protests and demonstrations etc Also more and more
people and activist groups are now using these tools as well as
publishing more on their own websites and blogs. We saw this very
clearly with the reporting of the G20 in London uk and the G20 in
Pittsburgh usa, as well as with climate camp actions this summer in
In response to this the Pittsburgh indymedia people made a seperate
webpage (G-infinity Media Project) to aggregate content from many
sources together in one place. It did not replace their indymedia
website, but linked directly to it. You can see it here:
For the cop15 there's going to be a lot of content produced and it
makes sense to highlight as much movement content as possible - so
some of us wondered if you think a similar webpage would be a good
idea - to bring together movement press releases and statements,
twitter reports from protests, flickr pictures etc?
I think it makes sense to take this approach, highlighting the
information streams, but putting it in context - but keeping a layer
of separation between it and the indymedia website.
What do you think about that - would you be happy if people made such
a website and have it linked with indymedia.dk?
Finally there's an idea to put a call out for participation from
alternative media people to help in the reporting of cop15. Would you
like to help prepare this call?
Obviously many people are already coming to report for their own
websites / blogs / organisations, but it would be nice to encourage
them to also post to indymedia.dk
Also for people who are interested in working together and
participating, would it be best to publicise as a contact email this
indy.dk list, or the cop15-mediacenter one, as i imagine a lot of the
emails would be in english!
Hope that makes sense!
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