[imc-baghdad] $1,000 hook-up
expectresistance at yahoo.com
Tue May 20 10:38:56 PDT 2003
I think its really important that they maintain the satellite
connection until telecommunications become more readily available in
iraq. it is alot of money, but i think its crucial that they be able
to communicate with the outside world at this fragile time. it will
be difficult to maintain the energy already started worldwide for
this project if we have no way of getting word from them. I do think
Jacquie's suggestion of trying to find alternative ways of connecting
from there is good, but optimally we should really keep the focus on
trying to raise as much as we possibly can. also, we should remember
that satellite is only a temporary solution, this project is not
going to cost $1000/month in communication fees forever.
telecommunications will come back up. is there any word on when this
might happen, Ramzi?
Crystal, I have not heard back from Alan. Maybe you could somehow
take both those things on?
I think you should send the money to uc-imc, and i propose that on
the 29th or so, right before i leave we see how much is in the
account and then sascha can make a transfer to me and i will deliver
what we have. does that sound good to everyone?
we also have friends doing a benefit party in the uk on the 7th.....
Ramzi, I recieved word from your friend in Amman, and I have told him
that i will deliver the money to you from him if he doesn't come to
Baghdad before me.
keep up the good work all,
>Would it make sense, given that an outside line costs so much, for
>the focus just to be on the community paper? And, now that people
>will be coming to Iraq and leaving, that they take copies for
>distribution to raise funds (as in show potential sponsors)? It
>would be a shame, I think, to spend a thousand a month on that until
>sponsorship is broader.
>Has anyone been buying it in Iraq?
>What about the sponsorship from the British journalist group? What
>has happened with that?
>Last question, I have about $300 raised here. Do I send it to
>Urbana Champaign, or whom?
>Andy, any word back from Alan on the IMC or KPFK fundraiser?
>Jacquie Soohen <jacquie at bignoisefilms.com> wrote:
>So glad the website is up and getting so much traffic!!
>Would like to hear feedback from people about it.
>Here are my suggestions for highlighting the paper:
>1. A feature on the printing of the paper in Baghdad (maybe we can even
>get a picture of the paper being distributed in baghdad? Julia? Ramzi?)
>2. A stable link (maybe at the top of the page) linking to the full
>downloadable version of the paper (vol1...soon vol2...) Is someone with
>Adobe Pagemaker able to make a pdf of the paper (or ramzi can you
>export and send again as a pdf?) I am unable to open microsoft
>publisher files...been trying to download (for hours!) but no luck :(
>3. A feature on the photos and text by Salam
>4. A featured image gallery?
>Can someone from bristol-imc send a file with detailed instructions
>about how to modify the center column and create features so we can
>share the workload ? i have a pgp key if there is a password involved
>that needs to be passed on to almuajada...
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