Independent Media Centre, otherwise known as CIM and Indymedia operates a
women's list which has links to both Global and Pan -European sites, where women
are working on tech development and support mechanisms for women writers.
Most of the developers do not hail from Indymedia but from a wide variety of disciplines
that feed into each other and generally there are multiple crossings between lists.
http://www.linuxchix.org and http://europeanfeministforum.org are two of the groups that
participate in creating spaces for developing free open software systems.
The full range of resources for women who are interested in writing, tech and software
development are available in links to several articles , previously published on the newswire:-
The 'Take back the Tech' and 'Ungdomshuset 'articles relate to groups who
are currently using free open software systems they developed and are working in
affinity groups with the European Feminist Forum.
Instructions on cms and article writing come from a variety of places including:-
The IWMF:- International Women in Media Federation also runs online courses in
tech and reporting for women:-
http://www.isiswomen.org have been developing community media and online
magazines that create awareness of issues pertinent to a wide variety of causes
and include women activist feeds from Oaxaca and Iran, where community media
and activism amongst feminist writers (incl.solidarity actions for imprisoned
feminist writers is ongoing).
Links to discussion lists on IMC and the chats page are available through:
The EFF- European Feminist Forum has interesting discussion documents ranging
from Migrancy to Secularisation, to War and Reproductive Rights. The pages include links to
affinity groups who are developing tech and creating supports for community media