Indymedia Scotland Editorial Policy
Indymedia Scotland is a grass-roots organisation committed to using media production and distribution as a tool for promoting social, economic and environmental justice. We aim to empower people and groups to create media. We aim to provide an alternative to corporate news outlets.
All media posted to Indymedia Scotland may be edited, linked, hidden or deleted by editors.
2.1 Indymedia Scotland prioritises:
- Grass-roots coverage of important social and political issues, especially those ignored by mainstream media, and radical perspectives on issues in the mainstream media.
- A focus on events and issues relevant to people living in Scotland.
- News and information about Scottish community, environmental and workplace politics, issues and struggles.
2.2 Indymedia Scotland Editors will hide and may delete text, images, audio, or videos which are:
- Racist, sexist, bullying, or homophobic, or in any other way discriminatory or oppressive.
- Merely reposts from other newspapers or websites, see section 5
- Commercial advertising.
- Inaccurate or misleading reports.
- Repeated postings of any text, image or audio clip.
- Authoritarian, fascist, or capitalist in nature.
- Postings by individuals or groups who have a pattern of behaviour that regularly leads to any the above mentioned discouraged postings.
Report policy abuses to editors<at>imcscotland<dot>org
3. Features Promotion Policy:
- Articles will be made features by Indymedia Scotland Editors, who will discuss and vote on which articles should be promoted.
- Indymedia Scotland Editors will promote articles of good quality, and which meet policy and priorities.
4. Announcements and events:
Announcements and events which are not part of or included in an article must be posted to the 'Events' section, or they will be hidden. Announcements and events must meet the editorial policy.
5. Other press:
Media which has not been written for Indymedia Scotland must be posted to the 'Other Press' section, or it will be hidden.
Comments must meet the editorial policy. Long discussions and debates should consider moving to internet forums more suited to the task.