About

Welcome to the new Omaha Independent Media Center website!

Welcome to the new OmahaIMC.org. The newswire is now fully functional and we encourage you to post your stories, commentaries, and announcements, as well as your links to interesting and relevant pieces from other news sources.

What happened to all of the stories and media content on the previous version of omahaimc.org?

Several backups were made of the entire site before we moved to our new home. We are currently working on restoring this content to the site.

Omaha IMC is a division of the Independent Media Center, which consists of collectively run media outlets network, aiming to create a radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media’s distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.

Post An Article

Omaha Independent Media Center involves our visitors to become co-editors and post articles on actual politics, social, international problems and news. That will allow to enlarge the amount of articles on the site and improve the total awareness of our readers regarding various events in the world. The quick and easy registration procedure will let you obtain login details to your personal account at Omaha IMC and start sharing the news, which you think can be interested to the general audience.

Surely, all post should pass through our moderation in order to prevent spam ads. But we can assure you, that there is no any political and social censorship, which will reject your articles because of the certain political or religious position. Everybody has a right to disclose a problem, to share his or her opinion and to make conclusions about each news. If you have something to share, welcome at Omaha Independent Media Center!

History

The Independent Media Center (www.indymedia.org), was established by various independent and alternative media organizations and activists in 1999 for the purpose of providing grassroots coverage of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle. The center acted as a clearinghouse of information for journalists, and provided up-to-the-minute reports, photos, audio and video footage through its website. Using the collected footage, the Seattle Independent Media Center (seattle.indymedia.org) produced a series of five documentaries, uplinked every day to satellite and distributed throughout the United States to public access stations.

The center also produced its own newspaper, distributed throughout Seattle and to other cities via the internet, as well as hundreds of audio segments, transmitted through the web and Studio X, a 24-hour micro and internet radio station based in Seattle. The site, which uses a democratic open-publishing system, logged more than 2 million hits, and was featured on America Online, Yahoo, CNN, BBC Online, and numerous other sites. Through a decentralized and autonomous network, hundreds of media activists setup independent media centers in London, Canada, Mexico City, Prague, Belgium, France, and Italy over the next year. IMCs have since been established on every continent, with more to come.