In cooperation with the IMC in Africa group, the InNo presents
organizing wiki for Imc in Nairobi From the creation of IMC Africa working group, through communication between activists and indymedia supporters, the desire to get Africa on board the indymedia train has been a constant. Some concrete efforts let to the first Alternative/indymedia Regional Conference in Local.Dakar from the 1st to the 14th March 2004 and the Organization of an indymedia Center at the polycentric World Social Forum events in Bamako in January 2006.
Now a once in a lifetime opportunity is before us to seriously boost indymedia growth in Africa with an active participation of indymedia in the upcoming World Social forum in Nairobi Kenya from January 20-25, 2007.
Organizers in Kenya, throughout Africa and around the world will work together, both on-line and in face-to-face meetings, to build a temporary independent media center in Nairobi, Kenya, to provide communication during the January '07 World Social Forum. This "convergence-based" IMC will provide text-based, audio, and (potentially) video coverage of the World Social Forum, both on-line and through a local low-power radio station, enabling independent media coverage of the WSF during the forum itself as well as access through the world wide web to the WSF by an international audience.
The IMC will also be a hub for trainings and hands-on media-making workshops throughout the World Social Forum. Thousands of organizers will be coming to the World Social Forum from around the globe, especially from Africa; this IMC will empower activists (especially those in Africa) to create effective independent media institutions in their countries. Also, all the equipment purchased for this IMC will remain in Kenya for use by the Kenya IMC and other Kenyan independent media projects. The IMC plans to be open from January 13 to January 25. The WSF itself takes place from January 20-25.