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What are the guidelines for organising an open podcast episode?

An open podcast for all the "voices".

Special Community guidelines for hosting and organising an Open Podcast episode:

  1. Multi Lingual: Open Podcast episodes shall be broadcast in any medium of language. It is recommended to use a single medium of language for an entire episode and depending on the registered attendees demographics. However, if participating members come from different time zones and regions, multi-lingual podcast episodes should also be organised.

Moderators should play an active role in guiding the conversation of a multi-lingual episode. Media CWC shall assist panelists with speech interpretations, language translation technology and podcast subititles.

2. Differently Abled: If a member is differently abled and due to any reason unable to contribute with their speech, then the member may use a machine translator or a speech machine to express their views in the episode.

In absence of a speech assist machine, if member(s) know how to communicate using sign language, then the member(s) may choose to do so. For more outreach of the member's expressions, Media CWC should assist in adding subtitles to the podcast, with care, sensitivity and empathy.

Other participating members in an open podcast episode shall take extra precautions in ensuring the privacy of their peer, who is participating without their human speech ability.

3. Speaker Privacy and Anonymity: At times, member(s) may wish to express their views on a sensitive subject, and may not wish to be publicly recognized. At times, member(s) may express their views on a very personal subject, and may not wish to be publicly recognized.

If a subject of discussion is sensitive and appears on Foundation's List of Sensitivity, and a member wishes to remain anonymous, during the podcast episode, then they shall do so under the alias 'Sentient Bot'.

Sentient Bot is a volunteer-driven anonymous profile.

Read more on 'Sentient Bot' here and how to gain access to 'Sentient Bot' profile for the open podcast episode.
Read more on 'What are sensitive subjects?'

Other participating members in an open podcast episode alongside a 'Sentient Bot' shall take extra precautions in ensuring the privacy of their peer, who is participating with anonymity.

4. Preserving Children Privacy:

At times, members publish the advocacy of the Foundation's guiding principles in an open podcast episode.

We aspire to be a community which is built on the core principle of social inclusion of all human beings. Freedom also comes with responsibilities.

Therefore, no member shall publish video, audio, or any form of content, containing sexually explicit imagery in the open podcast.

More importantly, members shall take extra precautions in publishing video, audio, or other forms of content, depicting children(read human) below the age of 18 years, by taking due consent of the guardian of the underage human. Please reach out to pod@muellners.org for the required 'Release Form' in such cases if you wish to document an underage human in a podcast episode.

5. Composed choice of words:

Members shall take extra precautions in publishing video, audio, or other form of content, describing their research with a choice of words that does not violate the Foundation's Code of Conduct.

Moderators of an episode should play an active role in moderating the episode's content.

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