[Imc-uk-process] [Imc-london] IMC funding proposal for Africa - Proposal
tony at cactusnetwork.org.uk
Sun Nov 26 15:07:18 PST 2006
As no one has argued against our supporting this Africa IMC proposal
by the set deadline. We can send a post to Global finance saying that
IMC London Supports the request.
Wietse - do you want to send that as the liaison?
cactus at zetnet.co.uk wrote:
> Hello all
> I was going to bring this up at the meeting - but the deadline is too short
> - I would like to propose that we support
> this proposal to Give $4250 from Global indymedia fund to the "IMC-Africa
> Nairobi/World Social Forum IMC/
> Ongoing Kenya Independent Media Project." as ithink it is a good use of our
> money. There are interesting Africa wide
> continuation projects coming out of this and alot of work has been done in
> So if no one blocks in the next 5 days (deadline: 26th Nov) i propose we
> send a message of support to the Global
> Finance list (via Wietse - our new liason) from London IMC.
> There are a few additional posts from Jay on the Global finance list about
> this proposal and support from IMC paris
> so far.
> Cheers tony
> PS. the deadline might be extended a week so if we get big discussions we
> can talk on the 29th.
> (CC'ing to wietse so he knows)
> POSTED: November 6, 2006 by IMC Africa (via Jay Sand)
> ORIGINAL DISCUSSION PERIOD: November 6-20, 2006
> EXTENDED TO: November 27 (by request of Toya -- IMC Brazil)
> DECISION DEADLINE: November 27, 2006; Noon GMT
> SUMMARY: $4250 for IMC-Africa Nairobi/World Social Forum IMC/Ongoing Kenya
> Independent Media Project.
> ---++ SUMMARY:
> Request from the imc-africa working group to imc-finance for $4250 to
> support an international IMC to be open from January 13 to January
> 27, 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya, providing independent media coverage
> of the World Social Forum (taking place from January 20-25). The
> WSF IMC in Naoribi will be an essential place for African and
> international independent media activists to meet, attending skill
> shares and workshops about issues relating to independent media that
> will enable them to create or better support independent media
> institutions in their home countries. Participants will also build a
> functioning low power radio station that will remain in Kenya after
> the World Social Forum ends.
> ---++ Details
> For the last several months, independent media makers and Indymedia
> organizers in Kenya, throughout Africa and
> around the world have been working together, both on-line and in
> face-to-face meetings, on a project to build a temporary independent
> media center (IMC) in Nairobi, Kenya, during the January '07 World Social
> Forum. Discussions have mainly taken place on the
> "imc-africa at lists.indymedia.org" list, though there have also been
> conference calls and IRC chats. Indymedia activists from Africa,
> Europe, North America, South America and Asia have been actively
> participating in this organizing.
> This "convergence-based" IMC will provide text-based, audio, and
> (potentially) video coverage of the World Social Forum, both on-line
> and through a local low-power radio station, enabling the
> participants to create independent media coverage of the WSF during
> the forum. Thousands of organizers will be coming to the World
> Social Forum from around the globe, especially from Africa; this IMC
> will empower activists (especially those in Africa) to create
> effective independent media institutions in their countries. Also,
> all the equipment purchased for this IMC will
> remain in Kenya for use by Kenyan independent media projects. After
> the WSF, Prometheus Radio Project will move the radio station to
> Kenya's Maseno University where students and faculty, in conjunction
> with the Kenya IMC, will organize it as an ongoing community media
> project. Imc-Africa is also trying to fundraise to support the
> purcase of enough equipment to build a second radio station, which
> would remain in Nairobi after the WSF, perhaps for use by organizers
> in the Kibera section of Nairobi.
> ---++Program Detail:
> The Nairobi/World Social Forum IMC's activities will include:
> 1) Building, through a series of hands-on workshops led by the
> Prometheus Radio Project (read "key organizers/supporters" below), an
> on-air low power radio station to provide coverage of the WSF.
> 2) Provide daily coverage of the WSF using an Indymedia website as a
> portal to upload stories, photographs and audio programming from the WSF.
> 3) Publish two Indymedia Print editions during the WSF to reach out
> to WSF delegates and Nairobi population
> 4) Hosting workshops on horizontal decision making processes
> 5) Hosting workshops to discuss the relevance of Indymedia and
> independent media in general with African and other (media) activists.
> 6) Hosting workshops on the practical use of open publishing of news
> and stories within the framework of Indymedia.
> 7) Hosting a series of film showings.
> 8) Acting as a hub for myriad independent media-making workshops that
> will benefit attendees of the World Social Forum, specifically those
> who will take these skills back to their local communities. (Glance
> at the imc-africa working group archives to see all the exciting
> projects that have been proposed.)
> 9) Creating a spirit and enthusiasm among local activists in Nairobi
> and Kenya to resume and energize the formation of a permanent IMC in Kenya.
> ---++ Key Organizers/Supporters:
> -- the IMC-Africa working group, (imc-africa at lists.indymedia.org)
> -- the Kenya-IMC group. "IMC Kenya" has been in existance since 2004
> after sending several
> representatives to the African Indymedia conference in Dakar,
> Senegal. The Kenya IMC has passed through most stages of the new-imc
> process. The project hopes to use kenya.indymedia.org as its primary
> site and to strengthen the Kenya IMC with skill shares to enable it
> to be sustainable.
> -- Prometheus Radio Project (http://www.prometheusradio.org), an
> organization that supports and builds low-power-radio stations around the
> world, will provide technical advice and assistance for a low power radio
> station to be built in Nairobi for the duration of the WSF (with equipment
> to remain in Kenya for use by future low power radio initiatives).
> -- students and faculty from Kenya's Maseno University, who will
> participate in ongoing independent media projects after the WSF is over.
> ---++ Financial Detail:
> The imc-africa working group is requesting $4250 from imc-finance to
> support the Nairobi/World Social Forum IMC and future Kenyan
> independent media projects.
> Imc-africa has already received some grant money from a German
> foundation to support the intended IMC space in Nairobi and travel by
> delegates from IMCs around Africa. The working group is still
> seeking funds to provide the equipment necessary to build the
> Naorobi/WSF IMC radio station, and other equipment and tools
> necessary to create the infrastructure of the Nairobi/WSF IMC.
> To simplify our application to imc-finance, the imc-africa working
> group has decided to apply for $4250 -- funds that would cover parts
> for the radio station (budget below). As mentioned above, after the
> WSF, Prometheus Radio Project will move the station to Maseno
> University where students and faculty, in conjunction will imc-kenya,
> will rebuild it and organize it as one of Kenya's only true
> independent community media voices.
> As the World Social Forum is rapidly approaching we kindly ask the
> imc-finance working group to address this request promptly. We ask
> for the working group to reach a decision by November 30, 2006.
> ---++ Financial Breakdown
> Prices are in American dollars.
> From NRG radio Kits
> Exciter/ transmitter
> 4 watt drive version
> power supply
> May be locally available.
> From the RF Connection
> long cable
> About $65
> male to male pl259 connector
> Connects amplifier and transmitter
> DM-1 UHF(M/M) Import
> From http://www.progressive-concepts.com/
> comet antenna $110
> Watt meter:
> JTWHF Watt Meter 1.8 - 200 Mhz, 50 Ohm, Power Scales 30 and 300 watts
> SO - 239 connectors $69.00
> Behringer UB1222FX Mixer
> 2 CD Players
> $100 Each
> 2 Headphones
> $25 Each
> Cassette Deck
> 2 Portable Minidisc Recorders
> $100 each
> (remote microphone, headphones and cabling necessary)
> 2 Audio Technica ATM41a Microphones
> $75 each
> * *Two computers with good soundcards to run automation and serve for
> editing programs.*
> |2CPU |3($800)=$1600|
> |2 Delta 44 professional 4in/4 out audio card| $150 each = $300
> Locally bought/rented tools and equipment for the physical building
> of the studio and the transmitter = $250
> Shipping and miscellaneous parts and tool costs: $391
> Exciter: $183
> Amplifier: $175
> Limiter: $143
> Power supply: $64
> Cable: $65
> Connectors: $20
> Antenna: $110
> SWR meter: $69
> Mixer $180
> CD Players $200
> Headphones $50
> Cassette deck $100
> Minidiscs $200
> Microphones $150
> Computers $1600
> Sound Cards $300
> Tools,etc. $250
> Shipping and misc: $391
> Total costs: $4250
> ---++ Contact information
> Please direct any questions about this information to the
> imc-africa at lists.indymedia.org working group, or directly to Jay
> (jay at fundamentalchange.net), Sphinx (sphinx at indymedia.org), Ange
> (ange at riseup.net), John from IMC-Kenya (jonbwak at yahoo.com) or Judith
> Miguda-Attyang <migudaattyang at yahoo.com> from Maseno
> University.. Feel free to browse through the imc-africa list
> archives for an idea of the enthusiastic organizing that is taking place.
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