14 December 2005

Climate Indymedia

Hey so I thought I'd tell ya'll about my latest project...

I somehow got drawn into taking on a big role on putting together an IMC.

IMCs are 'Independant Media Centres' - "A network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues." Most of them are local based websites where anyone can post news stories. For instance there are sites for Cites all over the UK, then National UK Site, then IMC World. They are structures like this all over the planet.

The project I have been involved in is a Global Climate focused indymedia.

Its been pretty cool working with people all over the planet.. sometimes having meetings over the internet, with people you have never met, at strange times of the day & night. We found that the universal language of The Simpsons prevails! My main input has been the design, content management, hitting people with virtual sticks, and learning some of the coding to get it online..

Things have been going pretty well, we are now getting many submissions from all over the world. There is still a lot of tecnical work to do, but its a good start.



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Climate Indymedia Is Born

A global group of climate and media activists are establishing a topical indymedia site on climate issues. We are concerned that news reporting on climate issues too often is biased against local communties solutions and the concerns of local communities to government and industry are not being heard. We hope to provide a place for a range of news and views on climate issues to have a voice.

Our site is supported by members of many grass roots environmental, social, climate and alternative media organisations. We hope that you will take advantage of our site to post your stories so that people globally can access of the views of the majority world on this important issue.

You can post on our site by visiting:
http://www.climateimc.org or emailing it to us at imc-climate-organising [at] indymedia.org.au

For information about our project and how we are organsied you can visit our documentation site at

http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/ImcClimate

If you're really keen to get involved in this project you might like to join our mailing list at:

http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-climate-organising

The IMC-Climate Collective
www.climateimc.org

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2 comments:

rebecca said...

"We are concerned that news reporting on climate issues too often is biased against local COMMUNTIES solutions..."

Haha! the virus is spreading... Corporate Watch may have demolished the communty but it lives on... Or were you just munted when this was written?

Hope all's well and you make it to the volcano without burning your new sneakers...

PS - if you don't know what the hell I'm on about, ask Loukas.

cookie said...

It was kinda a tribute to Loukas.. (ah 'Communty' thats ow he spelt it.. I knew he left a munt in there somewhere!)

xx