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The first three are fairly obvious, although your perspective would certainly affect, to a greater or lesser extent, the way you describe '''what''' happened. That's why Indymedia does not attempt to take an 'objective' and 'impartial' standpoint, the way mainstream media do to conceal their biases towards capitalism's power structures.
 
The first three are fairly obvious, although your perspective would certainly affect, to a greater or lesser extent, the way you describe '''what''' happened. That's why Indymedia does not attempt to take an 'objective' and 'impartial' standpoint, the way mainstream media do to conceal their biases towards capitalism's power structures.
  
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The Five Ws

Any course of journalism would probably start with the Five Ws, sometimes also known as the Five Ws and one H. A good report is supposed to answer five basic questions: What happened? Where and when did it happen? Who did it or was involved? Why did it all happen and how?

The first three are fairly obvious, although your perspective would certainly affect, to a greater or lesser extent, the way you describe what happened. That's why Indymedia does not attempt to take an 'objective' and 'impartial' standpoint, the way mainstream media do to conceal their biases towards capitalism's power structures.

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