Hier gibt\xB4s weiterf\xFChrende bzw. vertiefende Texte zum Indymedia-Netzwerk bzw. zum Thema open publishing.

Wikipedia, die freie Enzyklop\xE4die

Indymedia oder auch Independent Media Center (IMC) (auf deutsch: Unabh\xE4ngiges Medien-Zentrum) ist ein globales Netzwerk von unabh\xE4ngigen MedienaktivistInnen und JournalistInnen, welches sich zugleich als Teil der sozialen Bewegungen sieht.

Das Netzwerk der verschiedenen Gruppen hat sich der unabh\xE4ngigen, zun\xE4chst unzensierten, unkommerziellen Berichterstattung verschrieben und versteht sich als Teil des globalen antikapitalistischen Widerstands. Den Grundstein f\xFCr dieses Netzwerk legten HacktivistInnen und JournalistInnen Ende November 1999, durch die Berichterstattung \xFCber die Proteste anl\xE4sslich der WTO-Ministerkonferenz in Seattle. Zun\xE4chst als tempor\xE4re Medienplattform gedacht, wuchs Indymedia innerhalb weniger Jahre zu einem weltumspannenden Netzwerk mit mehr als 150 lokalen Ablegern auf allen Kontinenten. Dabei sieht sich Indymedia als Vernetzungplattform, die bereits bestehende alternative Medienprojekte vernetzen will. (weiter Lesen --> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indymedia)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Indymedia logo: A lowercase, italic i with three waves expanding out on the left and right

The Independent Media Center, also called Indymedia or the IMC, is a loose network of amateur or "alternative" media organizations and journalists who organize into decentralized "collectives," normally around geographic locations. Indymedia users, by and large, tend to follow a liberal/leftist or sometimes libertarian political ideology. It was started in late November, 1999, to cover the protests of the anti-globalization movement against the World Trade Organization in Seattle, Washington. By 2002, there were 89 local IMCs around the world spread between 31 countries plus the West Bank and 6 continents. By January 2005, the Indymedia network has grown enormously to what is now over 160 Indymedia outlets around the world. All this expansion has left little time for developing global standards and some things common have lacked in upgrading. The country with the most IMCs is the United States with 39, followed by Canada with 11. Indymedia lacks representation from any currently communist nation.

A current list of all IMC websites should be located in the lower-left column of every IMC website, on at least the homepage (e.g., www.indymedia.org). A graphical way to find the location of Indymedia Centers has been provided elsewhere (http://manifestor.org/john/worldkit/).

[weiter Lesen --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indymedia ]

Decisions and diversity

A rant about how to collaborate as a network of autonomous and diverse local indymedia collectives. I go through various parts of the project and try and identify how we might work together and make decisions. This is my writing but it's based on many discussions and ideas from others.

[weiter Lesen --> http://www.cat.org.au/maffew/decisions.html ]

The rise of Indymedia

Inspired by the Video web stream coming out of London on June 18th 1999, independent journalists bonded together to form www.indymedia.org. The concept of a web site that allowed users to post text, pictures, audio and even video was one that caught on like mad, wild fire in a tinder barn.

[weiter Lesen --> http://www.undercurrents.org/indyarty.htm ]

Social Netwar

The Independent Media Network (IMN) and the movement challenging rampant global capital are engaged in a social netwar. The information age of the late 20 th Century has enabled activists to work together globally while maintaining local autonomy. The power of this movement arises from its structure; namely, a decentralized network capable of instant communication, collaboration, coordination and action (C3A). The implications of this movement are profound and amount to what has been called an \x93\x92associational revolution\x92 among nonstate actors that may prove as significant as the rise of the nation state.\x94 Indeed, state policy makers are taking careful notice at whomever \x93masters the network form,\x94 and are frantically calling for \x93counternetwar [and the improvement of] civil-military, inter-service, and intramilitary coordination and cooperation,\x94 and the need to create \x93networks to counter networks.\x94 The success of an anti-capitalist movement against state and market forces will be predicated on the ability to acknowledge, adapt, and expand the organizational paradigm of decentralized networks globally.

[weiter Lesen --> www.regenerationtv.net/Social_Netwar_Draft_042401.pdf ]

-- RudiRatte - 01 Aug 2004
Topic revision: r3 - 21 Feb 2005, RudiRatte
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