IndyMedia Italia on Wed, 14 Jun 2000 17:52:45 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> 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.

     Join the italian media revolution

           Join Indymedia Italia



the Indymedia Italia staff

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