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Support the African Indymedia Conference

The imc-africa working group is seeking donations to support travel and other expenses of delegates to the upcoming African Indymedia conference in Dakar, Senegal, March 1-14. Without your help, delegates from all over Africa will not be able to come to the conference.

Since 1999 when the first Independent Media Center formed in the streets of Seattle the Indymedia network has grown by leaps and bounds. Much of that development has taken place in the Global North which has a well-developed multimedia structure that allows for quick and cheap media content. IMCs in some other parts of the world, notably South America, have grown by organizing non-hierarchically to make media, despite not having as much access to multimedia infrastructure.

On the other hand, Indymedia has grown very slowly in Africa. To give Indymedia Africa the push it needs, the imc-Africa working group, with support from other activists, is organizing an Alternative (Indymedia) Conference in Dakar, Senegal, from March 1 to 14.
The imc-africa working group is seeking donations to support travel and other expenses of delegates to the upcoming African Indymedia conference in Dakar, Senegal, March 1-14. Without your help, delegates from all over Africa will not be able to come to the conference.

Since 1999 when the first Independent Media Center formed in the streets of Seattle the Indymedia network has grown by leaps and bounds. Much of that development has taken place in the Global North which has a well-developed multimedia structure that allows for quick and cheap media content. IMCs in some other parts of the world, notably South America, have grown by organizing non-hierarchically to make media, despite not having as much access to multimedia infrastructure.

On the other hand, Indymedia has grown very slowly in Africa. To give Indymedia Africa the push it needs, the imc-Africa working group, with support from other activists, is organizing an Alternative (Indymedia) Conference in Dakar, Senegal, from March 1 to 14, 2004.

The main goal of the conference is to exchange organizing experiences and develop ideas for growing the Indymedia network throughout Africa. Delegates from IMCs or forming IMCs in South Africa, Ambazonia(Ex-British Southern Cameroon), DRCongo, Angola, Kenya, Madiaq (South Spain and Morocco), the Nertherlands, Germany, Switzerland, UK and the USA have committed to attending. Three quarters of the delegates will be from Africa.

Unfortunately, international travel within Africa is difficult and expensive. WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE TRAVEL OF DELEGATES WITHIN AFRICA, nor to pay expenses (food/lodging in Dakar) of those who cannot afford them in during the conference itself. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ASSURE THE CONFERENCE WILL SUCCEED.

We are seeking donations to cover delegates from:

3 from South Africa = 877*3= 2631 Euro
3 from Ambazonia=750*3= 2250 Euro
1 from Congo =1200 Euro
2 from Angola =1100*2=2200 Euro
3 from Kenya=1100*3=3300 Euro
2 from Madiaq(Spain and Morocco) = 450 *2=900 Euro

Total for those confirmed = 12,481Euro

We are also seeking 2,519 Euro for expenses in Dakar. We are therefore seeking 15,000 Euro total.

All Donations should be sent via Paypal
www.paypal.com to
"imc-africa (at) indymedia.org", or by bank transfer to :

Zentralkultur e.V
Account No: 269 35 70
BLZ/Bankcode 60050101
S.W.I.F.T-code SOLASDEST
Password: indymedia Africa
Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg
Germany

For those who need receipts for their donations for use in getting tax deductions please indicate by email to imc-africa (at) lists.indymedia.org or to sphinx (at) indymedia.org.

We'll greatly appreciate any contribution no-matter how small. Thank you for your help. All current and future IMCs in Africa thank you as well.

IMC-Africa Working group
 
 


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