[Imc-kenya] [Imc-africa] reaching john
beleza at speakeasy.net
Mon Jan 21 19:58:27 PST 2008
Just posted a test to the newswire...it definitely works, and people
have posted a few things over the past few days. I don't see anything
new in the queue or in the place where people with admin access can drop
files. Please let him know that he's welcome to pass along his work to
me by email, and it makes sense to send it to a couple people for
redundancy. I'm sorry that happened to him, and I can't say for sure
that there was nothing wrong with the site, but I posted things last
night as an admin, and just now with no special credentials and it
worked. I'm especially bummed that his story is gone and he's probably
very frustrated. Maybe we can work something where one of us or even
another reporter calls him to take his story in his words? One
blogger/journalist we've been working with is eager for more stories and
I think she'd be ok with sharing a byline or being flexible in other
ways. I'm sure there are journalists both in and outside of IMC who
would be interested in making something work, if he's interested in
trying again. Also, you're welcome to pass my cell phone number to him
for sms support, which I'll send you privately. I can't guarantee I can
be available any time he makes contact, given the time difference, work
and class schedule, etc, but I will always do my best.
Danielle Chynoweth wrote:
> I got a call from Oscar from Kanegmi today. He was upset because he had
> spent 3 hours on a story in an expensive cyber cafe, but his story did not
> seem to upload. Could an admin check with the site to see if anything with
> Oscar as the author showed up? Is was a story about the police (sorry I
> could not understand any more than that).
> After it would not upload, he printed it out to edit and rewrite, showed it
> to some folks in a nearby bar, and they tore it up and threatened him
> because they saw him as "stirring up trouble." So he says it is gone. We
> had a very short time on the phone, but I promised to look into whether the
> site is publishing.
> Oscar says Christopher is okay - I was worried because I had not heard from
> him. Kangemi has been calm.
> I gmail chatted with John last weekend - not since.
> UC IMC sent ~$800 in donations to Kenya IMC through John's bank account, as
> per the consensus by IMC Kenya. We are about to sent another ~$600 once we
> confirm the first was received and distributed.
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