IndyMedia Italia on Mon, 12 Jun 2000 19:11:14 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Independent Media Center Italia - Open NOW!

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   The italian media revolution!


Today, June 12, at 11.00, Italy time, the web channel of Indymedia Italia has been activated. Indymedia Italia is the first italian independent mass media over the internet. We are proud to introduce its revolutionary mission over the italian mediascape and to invite all to join this passionate assault on sky.

The Independent Media Center is an international network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, objective, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.

The Indymedia movement started with coverage of the WTO protest in Seattle last year. Indymedia showed that it is possible by the means of the internet to create bottom-up, non-profit, horizontal media, that can be independent from corporate and institutional information. Nothing was as before: from that moment the big American media must compare their information with a voice that public opinion considers as reliable and in this way they are forced to be more objective.

Indymedia represented a breach in the north-american mediascape and now it is Italy's turn, the last node joining its international network. In a country, where the 7 national TV news are an exact copy of each other, in a country well known for an information poisoned by state burocracy, political lobbies and corporations, Indymedia Italia is indeed a free daily TV news enjoyable any time by anyone with an on-line computer. In the age of wild colonisation of the net and of the first web TV experiments by the big commmunication monopolists, Indymedia Italia breaks out as the first italian web TV with an organised, motivated and independent editorial staff.

Indymedia owes its media power to a flexible and user-friendly web platform, to an automated database, to powerful streaming servers, to an up-to-the-minute newswire. Content can be uploaded and updated by anyone through a computer connected to the net. The editorial staff does not need to be centralised, it can get organised where the event happens and communicates over email and IRC channels.

Indymedia Italia starts its activity covering the events of the counter-meeting against OECD in Bologna, Italy, June 12-15. Indymedia Italia wants to hear your story. You  can easily upload your article, audio or video on the website.

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