[Imc-dnc-discuss] 7/29 9:00 am meeting at Convergence Center
dannyp at indypgh.org
Wed Jul 28 21:51:33 PDT 2004
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Matthew Williams wrote:
> I don't know if word properly got out by word of mouth, but some of us
> decided it would make sense to have an IMC meeting tomorrow (Thursday,
> July 29) morning at 9:00 to figure out how we were going to coordinate
> the coverage of the up-coming Day Of Action. I guess show up if you can.
In addition, we're going to try to use the txtmob thing to inform people
of actions that have been called in by affinity groups as wanting the
media there. I don't have a cell phone, so someone will have to explain
to me/whoever else is working dispatch how to send the messages out (and
how EXACTLY to subscribe) but I believe you go to www.txtmob.com get an
account, join the BTS topic, and add the IMC group (??)
Our basic idea, which was announced at BTS spokescouncil, is such:
The person in the affinity group which is responsible for handling the
media (either a support person nearby the action or someone in the action)
calls the IMC dispatch. At this point, we try to do live streaming radio
coverage, add it to the razorwire (someone will need to set up whoever is
doing dispatch to do this, I did dispatch for much of today and have no
access to that), and send out a text message to IMCistas in the field with
information on where the action is.
This isn't official policy or anything, it's just what we came up with
quickly as the easiest (and most obvious) ways to get some form of
coverage out there.
In addition, everyone should be aware of Indymedia's Principle of Unity
that respects individuals rights not to be photographed or filmed. If you
see an action going on that you didn't find out about via the group
seeking you out or IMC dispatch informing you about it, please identify
yourself to the activists and ask (nicely!) if they'd like to be covered
by the IMC.
This is a VERY VERY rough outline of how we're going to try to cover
Thursday that a few of us came up with tonight. There are plenty more
things that we need to work out at the meeting, namely logistics for doing
the above, getting a schedule for people working dispatch/radio and
razorwire/txtmob, perhaps work on dividing the city up a bit, exchanging
cell phone numbers, equipment testing, so on and so forth.
Hope to see you all in the morning,
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