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Open Podcast

Open Podcast is a self-governed, autonomous Livestream on the network's social media channels and CouncilPost platform, through a real-time streaming service.

Anyone with contributor rights to the Open Constitution network can publish and release a Live stream of the Open Podcast.

This page describes the guidelines for the individual contributors for scheduling and recording Livestreams for an episode of the open podcast.

With Open Podcast, the Foundation's global citizens express their views, their case studies, and open research in an open session.

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, depending on the registered attendee's demographics. However, if participating members come from different time zones and regions, multi-lingual podcast episodes should also be organized.

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

  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 or a representative shall be chosen to verbalize the thoughts.

    • In the absence of a speech assist machine, if the 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 the 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 the '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’s Privacy:
    At times, members publish the advocacy of the Foundation's guiding principles in an open podcast episode. We aspire to be a community that 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 obtaining due consent of the guardian of the underage human. Please reach out to the Help Center for the 'Release Form' in such cases if you wish to document an underage human in a podcast episode.

  1. 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.

    • Read more in Enter Studio and Broadcast!

Open podcasts are released with the Open Constitution Network License. This release is in accordance with the Data Protection Policy for the Foundation's community members.

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