[IMC-Process] Looking for Archives
alster at indymedia.org
Sat Jun 4 19:00:24 PDT 2005
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Manuela Santiago Teigeler schrieb:
> Traduccion espanol abajo:
> Dear Indymedia personnel,
> My name is Manuela Santiago-Teigeler and I am co-directing a
> documentary about the World Social Forum therefore I am doing an archive search
> for different events and protests such as Seattle 1999 and Cancun 2003.
> I read on the web that there were many volunteers journalists with
> indymedia at the Seattle protests and I was wondering if there is any way
> to contact them or get video archives directly from indymedia.
> As you might have guessed the same question applies to Cancun and I
> also wanted to know if Indymedia had anyone in this years World Social
> Forum 2005 and if by any chance anyone was brave enough to cover the
> annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
> I really appreciate any help or information that you can give me
> concerning these events and protests.
I am afraid Indymedia cannot help much with this. Indymedia is not a
common organization and it provides no services to the global public
other than those the global public provides through the infrastructure
of Indymedia. That is because Indymedia consists of and partially IS the
global public. Put simply: You will need to research yourself by the
help of search engines as there is no centralized archive for all
Indymedia content nor is there anyone dedicated to providing this sort
of service in an official way.
You may already know that Indymedia consists of many autonomous IMCs
(Indypendant Media Centers, which means both the existance of a
dedicated website and some form of organization). Most IMCs have a local
focus, such as IMC San Francisco or IMC Perth or CMI ('CMI'='IMC' in
spanish) La Paz.
As a result, if you're looking for coverage of a certain event, it is
usually a good idea to find out which local IMC was most involved in the
organization of the coverage. It will usually have the most complete
coverage on the archives of its web site, too.
In addition to this, you may have a look at http://www.indymedia.org
where *only some* articles are collected from various local IMCs and
translated to multiple languages. Over there, in the left column, you
will also find a listing of (almost) all IMCs worldwide.
Just to make it easier for you to make an estimation on whether or not
it is worth to spend your time on researching this any further: I'm
quite sure there has been (at least textual, quite surely also images,
maybe video) coverage on all of the events you mentioned.
> co-director of Changing the World: What a funny idea!?
Do you have a web site? I did not get any search engine hits when
searching for this title in english and spanish languages.
> P.S.: I am based in Montreal but can not acces the Montreal web page
> for some strange reason.
Thanks for reporting this. There is a technical problem on the web page.
You should have been redirected to
I have reported this to the people maintaining the server.
Good luck with your research,
PS: When contacting someone at Indymedia in the future, please do no
send your email to more than one or two mailing lists at one time. The
imc-communication (at indymedia dot org) mailing list may be a good
place to ask the type of question you asked.
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