Answers to Memebership Criteria
IMC MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA - DRAFT Each IMC and Global Working Group is expected to:
a. Agree in spirit to the NIMC Mission Statement and ImcNantesPrinciples
of Unity, (PrinciplesOfUnity
b. Have a committed membership substantial enough to sustain a functional IMC,
Corps of 7 organizers, many more individuals and organizations surrounding them
c. Have open and public meetings (no one group can have exclusionary "ownership" of an IMC),
d. Work toward developing a local Mission Statement or Statement of Purpose. Network Mission Statement may be adopted or used on an interim basis,
e. Establish and publish an editorial policy which is developed and functions through democratic process, and with full transparency,
f. Agree to the use of Open Publishing as described in the NIMC Editorial Policy [editorial collective comments: "We did agree that the term "Open Publishing" was one that is still being defined by the Global Network Collective, and we would wait and see what the results were before rewriting this criteria],
Yes - it's all laid out in the ed. pol, though we're boing experimental about photographs for the time being, which seems to be in accord with point three in the ImcNantesPrinciples
of Unity, as well as our safety concerns.
g. Adopt a decision-making policy that is in alignment with consensus principles which include open, transparent and egalitarian processes,
We operate by consensus, publish all meeting times, and publish those decisions for those who could not attend
h. Have a spokesperson(s) willing and capable of participating in the global decision-making process and meetings as a rotating liaison/representative, with a clear understanding of the responsibilities that come with this role,
i. Participate in the key IMC Network Communication Methods that pertain to the health and vitality of the Network and that contribute to the work of the IMC. Assure that at least one person from your local IMC participates at any given time on the IMC-Communications list,
j. (NOT FINALIZED): Have no official affiliation with any political party, state or candidate for office (comments: but individual producers have freedom to do whatever they like and local IMCs can "feature" stories about various political parties and initiatives),
k. IMCs shall in no way engage in commercial for-profit enterprises. [We could add: The IMCN is committed to the decommercialization of information and will disassociate from any local IMC that decides to become a for profit media corporation.]
l. Display a \xB3local version\xB2 of the IMC \xB3i\xB2 logo on your website and literature.
Already have one design up, working on a better one
m. Include the IMC Network current \xB3Cities List\xB2 on your site, preferably on the front page.
- 07 Jul 2004