[Imc-uk-features] Hidden + request for clarification
ac.thomas at ntlworld.com
Tue Oct 25 07:34:11 PDT 2005
Hiding implies something is unsuitable for viewing.
There is a newswire, is that the same all over the world or is it only
UK? Do items hidden in UK appear on world as hidden. Could they just
be moved to world instead.
There is copyright sense in dumping, not hiding, corporate reposts, but
a URL with a few words on its subject that then clicks directly to the
corporate news item should not be hidden. No Editor knows what the
reader needs are. Is it too much work to replace corporate re-posts
with the URL? Posting could be encouraged in that form, so that there
is much less editing time called for.
Problems are pretty universal, a local news item in a far country
usually has its cause in all localities, and knowing the wider
perspective can often help. It certainly helps develop direct
solidarity as opposed to the usual links through some form of hierarchy
Roy Bard wrote:
>With reagrds to 326312 - this was initially hidden and then unhidden by
>mini mouse after an objection by Hamish, who wrote:
>"The UK connection is that the trial being talked about involves the
>murder of a british backpacker. So I will unhide in 24 hours unless
>there are objections."
>I am having difficulty understanding how a murder trial in Australia is
>relevant to a newswire " for news, issues, actions and analysis
>reporting on grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial social justice,
>environmental and political issues" and its applicability to the
>"The Indymedia UK website provides an interactive platform for reports
>from the struggles for a world based on freedom, cooperation, justice
>and solidarity, and against environmental degradation, neoliberal
>exploitation, racism and patriarchy. The reports cover a wide range of
>issues and social movements - from neighbourhood campaigns to grassroots
>mobilisations, from critical analysis to direct action."
>I have now rehidden on it on the basis that it is a corporate repost,
>besides which, the story is already receiving widespread coverage in the
>corporate media. There are no eye witness accounts of the trial on Indy,
>nor anything linking the trial to a struggle for a better world.
>Hamish, it would be helpful if you could outline the thinking that leads
>you believe that it is a relevant story to carry.
>Indymedia United Kollektives editorial: features and wire moderation
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