what is "open publishing"?
At the heart of Indymedia is the principle of "Open Publishing", which allows anyone to self-publish their work on the IMC web sites. The IMC Newswire encourages people to become the media by posting their articles, analysis, videos, audio clips and artwork directly to the web site using the "Publish" form
Indymedia relies on the people who post to present their information in a thorough, honest, accurate manner, but has no control over what people post. After an article has been posted, it can be removed from the Newswire. The current Santa Cruz IMC editorial guidelines appear here
Indymedia also encourages community dialogue through the comment form located at the bottom of each article. You can add further information, refute stated information and/or discuss the post. The comments are then added in chronological order to the orignal post, sometimes making for discussion.
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