[www-features] PROPOSAL: Indymedia Newsreal Needs Your Videos
bradley at riseup.net
Fri Sep 7 10:31:04 PDT 2007
hi www-features (CC Steev of Indymedia Newsreal),
Here is a proposal for a new feature on indymedia.org
Indymedia Newsreal Needs Your Videos
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TITLE: Indymedia Newsreal Needs Your Videos
HEADER: USA: INDEPENDENT MEDIA
AUTHOR: Indymedia Newsreal
The Indymedia Newsreal is a monthly TV program that has been underway
since 2000 and now needs your assistance. Each episode of the show
covers actions taken in local communities, by ordinary people, to
address critical issues locally and globally. This coverage is
undertaken by independent videographers from around the U.S. and the
world, who produce and send in segments. An editor then puts together
contributed segments every month to create a thirty-minute program.
Newsreal is viewable every month in a variety of ways: via satellite
to a potential 11 million subscribers on Free Speech TV, downloadable
on the internet at a variety of locations, shown locally at public
screenings by subscribers, and shown on various local cable access
stations around the United States.
Recent episodes of Newsreal have covered a variety of issues,
including anti-war protests, border activism, police brutality, labor
struggles, cruelty to animals, the G8, media consolidation,
endangered species, and much more, from a variety of communities
including Seattle, Berlin, New York, Oaxaca, Arizona, California,
Ohio, New Orleans, Portland, and many more.
September 2007 Indymedia Newsreal
Download recent episodes (these .mp4 files are over 100 MB):
September | August | July | June | May | April
Despite this incredible variety of content, participation in and
awareness of the project has been steadily declining over the last
couple of years. For the project to continue, the Newsreal must get
more participation, and invites you to contribute your short video
segments of local struggles in your community. The video segments
must be in english or have english subtitles. We also encourage you
to spread the word to any videoactivists you know about this
opportunity to get video work out to a larger audience. Additionally,
groups and individuals are invited to subscribe to Newsreal and show
the program in their areas.
We accept contributions of 30 seconds to 12 minutes in length, mailed
on mini-DV tape, DVD, or as DV files on DVD-R data disc. For more
details about producing and submitting segments, or any other
questions about Newsreal, send email to newsreal at indymedia.org.
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