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Petition : Stop Censoring IndyMedia from Google News (english)
21 May 2003
Please endorse the 'Stop Censoring IndyMedia from Google News' Petition
Please endorse the 'Stop Censoring IndyMedia from Google News' Petition
Dear Google:

Recently you removed IndyMedia from your list of indexed news sites. We believe that this is an unfair decision, specifically in light of your own policies (stated in the Google news FAQ -, which profess that pages are not included or excluded based on political ideology.

IndyMedia is arguably one of the most popular sources of alternative news on the Internet. Just as there are dozens and perhaps even hundreds of individuals asking for its removal, there are thousands more upset that this form of censorship has occurred. Indeed, the individuals requesting IndyMedia's removal had a specific agenda, one in which voices of opposition are unimportant, and should be silenced. It is our belief that all sides should have their opinions heard, and that sources such as IndyMedia provide
necessary balance.

We humbly ask you to reconsider your decision, and once again include Indymedia in your list of indexed sites. Variation in perspective, sources, and editorial approach are what makes Google news a useful resource.

Thank you for your consideration.


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