What to do if you have a complaint about an article, a comment or a member of the Bristol Indymedia collective.
I'm not happy about..THIS ARTICLE/ COMMENT
Many people assume that the content of this website is 'endorsed', or has at least been seen by the Bristol Indymedia collective- this is not the case.
The content of this website is created by the users - YOU. We check the website as often as we are able to to make sure that the content falls within the editorial guidelines.
If you are not happy with a comment or article, one course of action you can take immediately is to publish your point of view by posting your own article or comment.
If you, as a active reader/contributor, see something that you think breaks the editorial guidelines or that should be brought to the attention of the collective then please let us know - the best way to do this is to click on the button at the top of the offending article or comment and fill in the form that follows,.
I'm not Happy about....THIS PERSON'S ACTIONS
If you have a complaint about a person who is part of the Bristol Indymedia collective then you can use our grievance procedure:
1) Contact us with the issue/behaviour on the e-mail list at least 96 hours before the next advertised meeting.
2) If you are complainee or complainer, Make sure that you are at the next meeting (see the BIMC calendar for the next meeting), or send apologies via the email list (a), apologies should arrive at least three hours before the meeting.
3) At the next occasion where both complainer and complainee are present (b) both will be asked to give details of the concern, each taking a turn to speak with no interruptions, until they have said all they want to.
4) Both the complainee and the complainer will then leave the rest of the volunteers who will reach a decision as to what action (if any) to take. Consensus will be aimed for, but it may revert to voting if consensus is not reached.
(a) In case of apologies from either party no decision will be taken, if no apologies are received then the issue may be discussed and decisions taken, we will however accept medical notes after the fact and re-run the procedure.
(b) Except in the case as outlined above where either party fails to send apologies and does not attend in which case a decision may be taken in their absence.
1. What is 'consensus'
2. Men and meetings
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