[imc-baghdad] Web site
jacquie at bignoisefilms.com
Fri May 9 04:26:43 PDT 2003
the naming of the site as an imc doesn't depend on where the server is,
but it does depend on becoming an "official" imc (see doc.indymedia.org
for the process for becoming an IMC). as this goes i think the process
is a good way of determining that there is local support for the
process (instead of, as people have already pointed out on the list,
the possibility of a 'western' led initiative that is locally
that said, my opinion is that the indymedia baghdad 'working group'
could be a good opportunity to think about how the 'imc model' could be
changed to be more of a network of collectives than local media
centers. why shouldn't we support independent media projects, when the
'collective' decides, that provide the larger network with information
and knowledge. the caravan is maybe an early example. i think we should
pursue funding from global imc (as well as alternate granting agencies
and NGOs) proposing this model.
as for a website, i think all that is really needed from baghdad's end,
from my experience, is a way to automatically publish without having to
code a sitte or rely on someone amillion miles away to post it. this
wouldn't have to be open publishing though. it could be more moderated
and still leave room for comments and feedback, in fact more, for
instance slash/dot might be more suited (also thinking about the
problems imc-palestine have had with spam etc).
On Friday, May 9, 2003, at 12:12 AM, Julia wrote:
> I may be a lot naive on why the site can't be given an IMC address.
> Who makes the decisions
> There are very good reasons why the server can't be in Baghdad and
> that is through no fault of the group. I am quite sure.. knowing some
> of them, that the very first chance they have it will be IMC Baghdad.
> & It is an open forum for publishing..
> Perhaps someone could offer a REALLY good explanation why not. They
> are not a business web site either (dot com indeed)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: christopher mitchell [mailto:chrismi at frontiernet.net]
>> Sent: Thursday, May 8, 2003 08:52 PM
>> To: imc-baghdad at lists.indymedia.org
>> Subject: Re: [imc-baghdad] Web site
>>> Web address: As you can see, I am currently using dyndns which is a
>>> service, probably based in the US. If there is a consensus to
>>> proceed with
>>> the site, then I will make the request for baghdad.indymedia.org
>>> [have I got
>>> that right?] but I can't say how long this will take.
>> Excellent - thank you for setting this up Mike.
>> I can assure you that will not get baghdad.indymedia.org anytime soon
>> - as
>> there is no IMC in Baghdad and will not be for some time....I think
>> attempt to get that DNS entry created will be blocked (for reasons I
>> agree with ... namely that it is not an IMC)
>> But - no reason we cannot move ahead. I would suggest we register a
>> com name first ... I suggest we name it after the paper as Ramzi
>> I have just registered the name
>> So we can use that unless someone has a better idea.
>> Mike - email me privately the IP I should point this site at...
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