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Re: <nettime> Informational human rights statement: me so wrong
MANETAS on Sun, 14 Sep 2003 10:36:22 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Informational human rights statement: me so wrong



So Stupid these "basic formulas for informational human rights" , that they
result a quite  useful guide to keep in mind whenever you present something,
so you can do the opposite.
All boring media-workers of the World unite!
The value of information, is in the very fact that we all know that it is
manipulated, that it is a fiction.
Their website ( http://world-information.org/) : the revenge of Telic.

Best

Miltos Manetas

www.manetas.com
www.neen.org
www.electronicorhanage.com
www.whitneybiennial.com





----- Original Message -----
From: "Oleg Kireev" <kireev2000 {AT} cityline.ru>
To: <nettime {AT} bbs.thing.net>
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 6:29 AM
Subject: <nettime> Informational human rights statement


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> INFORMATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT
> (to be presented at the "Uses and Abuses of the Language of Human
> Rights" next5minutes4 panel in Amsterdam, Sept. 14th)
>
>
> Oleg Kireev
>
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>
> Last year a famous film director Lars von Trier published a documentary
cinema manifesto which defines rules for the documentary cinema making. This
rules allow to avoid manipulation in editing, in filming etc., and to
present the object with maximal fullness.
>
> In the age of proceeding infowar - which the World-Information.org site
had dedicated brilliant materials to - we need clear rules concerning making
and delivery of information. These will be rules defining an ethics of an
information exchange. Activists, journalists and media workers who want to
oppose informational noise and falsifications will take responsibility in
following these rules when producing or delivering information. These rules
will become a Charter for the informational human rights. They will not only
formulate professional ethics of media-workers but will also give an
information consumer an idea of a quality information which he has right to
demand. These rules have to be compiled without any reservations about the
relativity and subjectivity of ethical demands or about the interpretation s
ubjectivity, and published. For sure, they will stay open for further
discussions and corrections, but will become a basis for an informational
solidarity.
>
> Herewith I suggest several basic formulas for informational human rights.
>
>
> 1.      When producing information, an informer gives all the present
factual datas with maximal precision.
>
> 2.      When transmitting an information, an informer doesn't change
anything nor add anything. When there're several contradictory sources an
informer delivers all factual datas with source indication.
>
> 3.      An informer doesn't create informational cases himself. If
information is produced by a participant of an action or an event, then he
"forgets" about his participation when producing an information.
>
> 4.      Information has to be delivered with minimum of generalizations,
therefore an informer also "forgets" his analytical opinions (for instance
those concerning causes and consequences of an event) and tells them
separately from an immediate information.
>
> 5.      Information has to be strictly tied in time to the event.
>
> 6.      Any wrong information has to be refuted.
>
> 7.      Any superfluous, unreliable or not-in-time information has to be
qualified as an informational noise. An informational noise producer is as
hostile as a manufactured information producer.
>
>
> We share the point of view that information is the highest value of
contemporary society.
> An agreement about common informational principles will allow us to
elaborate a perception of information which corresponds to its value.
>
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