cmi-toscana (centro media indipendente - toscana)
"cmi-toscana" is a project of a group of persons who share the basic
and the methods of Indymedia Network.
The main "cmi-toscana" purposes are, rated by importance:
1) give to voiceless individuals and groups a media to let them be able
to report directely news and stories censored, hidened or distorted by
2) give to voiceless individuals and groups the technical knowledge
their own independent media that could become part of cmi-toscana;
3) report, even individually, news and stories censored, hidened or
by mainstream media;
4) operate as an archive to find documents otherwise quickly
mainsream media flow
Those purposes will be achieved mainly by a web site management that
a collector of informations and (in)formative situations organized in
The management of this project will be done in an assembly way usingĀ
electronic communication tools (mailing lists, irc, instant
messaging, etc...) as well by means of periodical meetings opened to
all the interested people.
The structure of the group is configured in an horizontal
way and the decision making method used will be
similar to the consensus method, in other words decisions will be
taken unanimously and/or without explicit and motived vetoes.
Due to the mailing lists technical and relational characteristics, we
consider the active participation an obligation that everyone
voluntarily accept as long as subscribes to the mailing list. The
list will have public archives to everyone via web.
There are many levels of activism related to Indymedia Toscana. The
consist in publishing on the web site news and articles telling
otherwise would be ignored. To partecipate more actively, people
with this Mission Statement and with the policy, subscribe the
partecipate in the web site management and to the meetings organized.
Someone who would become admin of the site should, beside all the things
written above, have working in the list for a period, have
partecipated in a
live meeting and attempted a workshop on how to manage the web site.
All admins are expected to apply the policy consensually stated by the
The web site would be totally autonomous as well as a part of
an italian geographic network.
The web site will be divided in various parts that will at least
include: an informative area mainly cured by the management group, an
agenda and a newswire both based on open publishing. On the web pages
will be the list of the other nodes of the global Indymedia network.
The web server will be hosted outside Italy and will be
shared with other African and Asian IMCs. The server's cost will be
between Toscana-imc and Switzerland-imc, while the technical
management will be shared between all the imcs hosted on the server
and coordinated through a specific mailing list.