Other Media Guidelines

  • Other Media Posts may be promoted when they point to mainstream media sources.
  • Other Media Posts may be featured when they point to other movement media.
  • Other Media Posts may be hidden for the following reasons:
  • Discrimination: links to media using language, imagery, or other forms of communication promoting racism, fascism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia or any other form of discrimination against people based on who they are rather than what they do (including antisemitism, anti-roma)
  • Advertisement: links to political party, personal or product promotions.
  • Not relevant: links to content that is not in some way relevant to positive or progressive social change

Other possible guidelines to add (see reasons in the comment below)

  • Inaccurate : posts that are inaccurate or misleading.
  • Posts in other languages than English: This guideline aims to stop the spamming of the newswire by articles that are published entirely in other languages than English. Please feel free to publish reports in the language of your choice providing that they include a full translation into English language, or, at least, a comprehensive summary in English about what the posting is about.

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these guidelines should not only go on the Other Media publish page, but also be included in the Editorial Guidelines.

 
 

Thanks mara for this page too. I have a small change to propose to this guideline:

  1. Not relevant: links to content that is not in some way relevant to positive / progressive social change

I think ‘social change’ on its own may be a bit too broad in meaning. I mean, the BNP may claim that they are also working towards ‘social change’. I would therefore add the word ‘positive’ or maybe ‘progressive’ to ‘social change’, or something along these lines anyway.

I was also thinking about maybe incorporating the following guidelines too:

  1. Inaccurate : posts that are inaccurate or misleading.

Specially in relation to the ‘Other Media’ wire (now still called ‘promoted other media’) which is where relevat reposts from mainstream and corporate media would go. And the main reason for this is that it is not unheard of that mainstream media sometimes publish ‘inaccurate or misleading’ articles and information :-)

  1. Posts in other languages than English: This guideline aims to stop the spamming of the newswire by articles that are published entirely in other languages than English. Please feel free to publish reports in the language of your choice providing that they include a full translation into English language, or, at least, a comprehensive summary in English about what the posting is about.

I am not sure about this one, and so I’d like to know what others thing. But basically it’d be difficult tomonitor (admin) posts in languages others that those the site admins can understand.

On the other hand it probably makes sense that other languages than Englissh are accepted in these wires as London is a very multilingual town. I don’t know how many exactly but I am sure hundreds of languages are used every day in this city.

My five pence anyway, and I’ve added these changes to the page above.

 
 

hm, maybe we should just have a note in the guidelines that they all apply to the other media posts except for the repost one?

 
   

Well I don’t see a problem in listing them again in that page. The more the people encounter them in publish forms and that, the more people will become aware that they exist, and that they are meant to be applied.