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Zombie Indymedia?[edit]

As has been mentioned, the project is basically dead. And where not dead, has become virtually the personal blog of extremists or people with agenda's that have nothing to do with Indymedia's principles. Examples: cyprus.indymedia.org or http://www.cyprusindymedia.org/cyprus-indymedia-Invitation-english.htm

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Looks like it's a vanity project of Petros Evdokas, a guy detained in 2005: https://cyprus-mail.com/2015/07/22/bloggers-computers-seized-over-spoof-patsalis-resignation-letter/

Cyprus "indymedia" moved to blogspot(which doesn't sound very anti corporate of them): http://cyprusindymedia.blogspot.com/

Other projects taken over include Dc Indymedia, which has moved to a registration model and hasn't been updated since 2014. dc.indymedia.org

The Portland Indymedia Collective is problematic for completely different reasons. It's reportedly run by one individual deeply active in the fringe conspiracy scene and has been archived as hosting repeated anti Semitic material. Former members reported it was taken over by Right Wing extremists in 2016: https://indymedia.org/en/2016/01/986897.shtml http://archivo.argentina.indymedia.org/uploads/2016/01/pdximc-racists-facebook.jpg


Was there ever a clear procedure on how someone got or lost privileges to a sub domain?

SKyle666 (talk) 07:17, 10 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah there was a process, but it was a litle hazy. Indymedia used a full-consensus model, meaning any dissent from a participating indymedia (which generally where expected to use full consensus internatlly) meant it was very hard to eject an indymedia from the global index. This lead to some absurditys such as Adelaide indymedia being kept open for months after it had been abandoned and overrun wih hardcore porn and neo-nazi gifs and so on, and dueling Manila and Queson City indymedia with Manila being run by anarchists, and QC by Maoists and both lobbying to remove the other. Further complicating it was the fact it wasn't clear if you could block your own ejection from the global collective. At the local level many places used Consensus minus 1 or Consensus minus 2 type rules that meant you needed 2 or 3 blocks to stop a decision which made ejection possible, but these where very controversial Duckmonster (talk) 08:43, 31 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

More on the hijacking of Cyprus Indymedia, from local complaints :

http://www.ainfos.ca/11/jan/ainfos00127.html

SKyle666 (talk) 08:07, 10 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

well it's true that a lot of IMCs are dead but not all of them are. There are still very active IMCs in places/regions like Nantes, Ireland, Athens, Netherlands and so on. However i would imagine we would agree that this page needs some updating... Mujinga (talk) 21:59, 20 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nantes looks like its finally died. It may come back but I wouldn't hold my breath. Indymedia Ireland seems to have been turned into an antvax and conspiracy theory site, sad, Athens and Netherlands still seem active, so I guess thats two sites. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Duckmonster (talkcontribs) 08:54, 31 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Using indymedia as a source[edit]

I've opened a question about using indymedia as a source on wikipedia at Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Indymedia Mujinga (talk) 11:33, 4 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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