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Read our newly adopted code of conduct
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San Diego Indymedia operates within the Global Indymedia Principles of Unity.
The San Diego Independent Media Center (SDIMC) is a grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as a tool for promoting social and economic justice in San Diego County. It is our goal to give voice to those people under-represented in the mainstream media. We intend to illuminate and analyze local and global issues that are affected by the increasing corporate domination of American society and the subsequent erosion of democracy. We seek to generate alternatives to the current biases in the corporate media and to contribute to the development of an equitable and sustainable society.
Editorial Policy:This editorial policy is inspired by the above mission statement, the Chicago Indymedia Editorial Policy and the Global Indymedia Principles of Unity. We seek to create a safe space for activists to interact, without allowing discrimination based upon race, gender, religion, ability, age, class or sexual orientation.
Know about a community struggle the corporate media isn't covering or isn't covering honestly?
Got a great idea to share with other activists?
Want to share your photos of an event or action?
Got audio or video that people just have to see or hear?
This is the place to put it. Use any style you want -- journalistic, academic, or personal -- for telling your story.
Use this form to contribute NEW stories and ideas. Comments should go with the story being discussed. To respond to a story on the site, please use the “Comment on this article” link below the stories.
Features and Newswire
The middle column is composed of features that are either selected from the newswire or written by the editorial collective. If you feel your story should be a feature, please email us. We work closely with social movements in San Diego, and hence the features we promote try to highlight those community struggles.
We have two newswires for open publishing, local and general. Our local newswire is for stories concerning San Diego and surrounding communities. Our general newswire is for non-local stories.
Members of the editorial collective are empowered to make editorial changes to the website, and inform the collective afterwards. For issues requiring discussion, emails are sent to imc-sd at lists.indymedia.org. If you feel your article or comment was hidden without reason, please email us.
Articles that are hidden are only one click away from the main page, and can be found in the compost bin. Comments that are hidden are kept within an administrative database which is, unfortunately, unseeable by the public.
After stories have been published, they can be edited according to the principles listed in this document, linked or featured by the collective maintaining this site. As a rule, indymedia editors will not change the words of others in a posted newswire article or comment unless specifically requested to do so by the author, or unless a compelling reason exists to do so (e.g., legal or safety), and in such a case, the action will be specifically acknowledged by the indymedia editor who made the change, in a comment to the same article.
When someone abuses our trust, and posts a story that is far outside of, or in conflict with, the principles of this project, this website, or the global indymedia principles of unity, we may place editorial comment in it or perhaps hide it.
Examples of material that may be hidden include newswire posts that are racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-semitic or that clearly fly in the face of our mission to exchange news, dialogue and opinion that advances economic and social justice within our communities. Posts that personally slander someone may be hidden as well. Posts that serve as commercials for for-profit companies will be removed.
We respect and support a diversity of opinion, but our site, as well as other sites in the Indymedia network, has unfortunately been increasingly targeted by quantities of right-wing disinformation and hatred-promoting messages. We would appreciate it if such persons would instead use, or set up their own, websites, rather then subjecting our readers and posters to their objectionable cant. For more information about our mission, see our mission statement above.
Stories contributed to this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Non Commercial - Share Alike - By Attribution license, unless otherwise specified by the author. This states that if you wish to re-print SDIMC stories, You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
To be a part of the editorial collective, come to a meeting and begin helping in the editorial process via email by suggesting stories to promote, hide or edit. Anyone can start working or volunteering with sdimc as soon as possible. After trust is gained the volunteer can be added to the imc-sd email list where daily decisions and discussions occur.
We are all volunteers who through our passions for social justice are working with imc and other social groups as well, so please be patient if we don't get to your editorial request immediately. We try to respond to editorial questions within 24 hours. However, editorial collective members can still revisit editorial decisions with their concerns at any time in the future.
For general questions, you can contact us here
And we need more help. So please volunteer with editorial work.