See also: ImcUkSheffieldEditorial
This version was sent to the list on 27th Feb 2005
and it was agreed at the Sheffield Indymedia meeting held on 23rd May 2005
Sheffield Indymedia is for the creation of radical,
accurate and passionate telling of truth. It aspires
to erode the divisions between the reporter and the
reported, enabling people in our communities to speak
for themselves: sharing their stories, the issues that
affect their lives and their action for change; so
that we can see the world through our own lens and
communicate with our own voices, rather than accept a
distorted perspective communicated through the
Within this context Sheffield Indymedia aims to
provide an alternative to the local and global
corporate media, and to bring a grassroots, Do It
Yourself perspective to the communicating of news and
stories through which people, oppressed and
dispossessed by the capitalist system, can find a
voice. It exists to support people striving for social
change within our communities and without by providing
information and coverage that illuminates rather than
diminishes the actions taken by local people. It
provides a means through which links can be made from
the local to national and global issues; and for
global issues to be distilled into local perspectives.
A means which also enables communication between
local groups striving for change, and through which
groups with common goals can make links.
Sheffield and its surrounding communities have a long
radical history. Sheffield indymedia aims to maintain
this radical history, but also to enhance its radical
future. Within a wider perspective it aims to support
and document the struggles of the global
anti-capitalist movement. It is imperative that the
narratives of our present and history are written by
the many and not the few.
The following text was sent to imc-sheffield
To provide an alternative to the national and local corporate media.
To support people striving for social change in our communities by providing information and coverage that illuminates rather than diminishes the actions taken by people in local communities.
To support the wider global anti-capitalist movement.
To provide a means through which links can be made from local to national and global issues; and for global issues to be distilled into local perspectives.
To bring a DIY perspective to the communicating of news and stories in our communities and enable this communication to be, as far as possible, unmediated - speaking for ourselves to each other.
To maintain the radical history of Sheffield and enhance the radical future.
To be a resource that facilitates communication between local groups, and a means through which groups with common goals can make links.