[Imc-uk-features] Re: [Imc-cambridge] Request for newswire help
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Thu Jun 2 02:42:31 PDT 2005
I'm disappointed by Zak's reply. I had not expected IMCs to not
help campaigns because of a lack of policy or process. There
seem to be two obvious options for handling redistribution:
1. Treat an entire RSS feed like a feature or newswire post. Hide
the feed if it posts something which breaks editorial guidelines
for the IMC it appears on. I don't know if Mir can do that from
the admin panel, but it probably should - if not, can someone who
admins Mir submit a feature request?
2. Inject new items from RSS feeds into the newswire. This could
be done externally from Mir and even externally from IMC UK
systems. If you don't mind an autosubmitter, I'll develop one here.
There are probably other options.
Zak <zak at riseup.net> wrote: [...]
> but I very much doubt that we'll collectively have time to reach a
> decision this side of the G8 as a lot of people are very busy.
The G8 in Scotland is a massive opportunity for all sorts of
unjust actions to happen across Great Britain, because some
of the best activists are working on G8 to the exclusion of
all else. For the Walks, the tenders are being drafted at the
minute and it sounds like the public meetings will coincide
with the G8. If activists are in Edinburgh, we're going to
get a biased response again.
Of course, G8 is important, but don't let the G8 harm other
activities when it's avoidable. Other news media will be
prioritising the G8 and so helping bury bad news: Indymedia
can do different.
> In the meantime, material from both No2ID and the Walks Action Group is
> generally very welcome when posted to the newswire.
Posting to the newswire for campaigns is a pain, as I think
I've described in the past. IMC UK could encourage activist web
sites, promote collaboration and make news distribution easier.
Much as I like Indymedia, it isn't the main point of the ID
database or the Walks campaigns.
I hope that you can redistribute news in the near future.
MJ Ray (slef), K. Lynn, England, email see http://mjr.towers.org.uk/
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