[Imc-uk-features] Re: 309191 - our approach to hiding
maqui at syndicate.org.uk
Wed Apr 20 01:56:30 PDT 2005
ionnek at aktivix.org wrote:
>Maybe we could think about using the topics more. Move things like the
>zapatista dolls to "culture" for example (one of the pics was in a museum,
>all :-). And move all these angry rants about censorship to the indymedia
>topic. This would tie in with some proposals ben is drafting on the wiki at
>moment, it's linked from the ImcUk wiki titled emerging imcs.
I agree with this. I think this is a quite good compromise, and I second
it. Whilst I acknowledge the ammount of work some folk in the network put
into cleaning the newswire (for which I am very grateful) I also think we
should try to keep the hidding to the minimum. For me open publishing,
and the fact of having editorial guidelines that are quite open to
interpretation, is what makes Indymedia different from a more traditionl
For example, I dont' like the swp neither. I don't like the organisation
or its politics, at all! Thiose that know me can testify that :-) Nor I
think the old lefty ways of making politics make much sense, but like it
or not, they are still quite present in campaigns and mobilisations that
indymedia usually covers. A clear example of this is the anti-war
'movement' of the last two years or so. At least, in London, the Stop the
War coalition is effectivelly another front for GR amnd the SWP (grrr!).
Should have we hidden many of the reports of F15 for example? Should we
just keep in the newswire anti-war stuff that is free from any STW
flavour? ... Hmmm I don't think we can.
>During the G8, we will have lots of posts that some of us don't
>like, but can live with, and i think the threshold for hiding should be
>quite high. I am hoping that imc uk is reporting about the g8
>alternatives demo, for expl.
Yup, me too. I don't think we could ignore that, nor we can ignore
whatever goes on with the Make Poverty History demo in Edimburgh the
saturday before the G8 summit starts. I don't think that to report on
this sort of stuff makes indymedia closer to the hierarchical left.
Anyway, put it another way, I don't think anyone involved with indymedia
can expect to build a media project that basically represents his o her
own poilitics ... this would be, in my view, contrary to the very idea of
Open Publishing. For me OP is still basically an experiment. A way of
trying out new paths in grassroots and participatory politics. Yup, OP
may be a annoying sometimes, but in my view it is still worth the pain
anywho, my five cents ... an keep up the good work!
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