Connect with Indigenous and Local Community land and sea managers from around the world.
- Share your stories, knowledge and experiences to better manage ecosystems, protect the environment and support sustainable livelihoods in your community.
- Share news and information about the World Indigenous Network and the WIN Conference in Darwin, May 26-31, 2013.
- Take part in online discussions on issues and topics relavant to the World Indigenous Network.
When participating in discussions on the WIN website or social media sites you are reminded that your actions, comments and interactions must comply with our moderation guidelines and those of the individual social media channels.
The WIN Secretariat manages the WIN website and social media accounts and is located within the Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Will the network respond to my comments and questions?
Unfortunately the WIN Secretariat may not be able to respond to individual comments or questions.
If a question, theme or topic is raised frequently the WIN Secretariat will aim to provide a response or direct enquiries to more information.
As social media is considered a less formal communication all interaction within these channels should be considered as informal.
The World Indigenous Network’s online moderation guidelines
The World Indigenous Network encourages open dialogue and honest discussions between Indigenous and Local Community land and sea managers through the WIN website and social media accounts.
To ensure discussions and debates are useful for all online WIN community members we ask that your input to the WIN website and social media accounts is relevant to the topics posted and the information you share is within the spirit and purpose of the WIN.
The WIN website and social media accounts are available for Indigenous and Local Community land and sea managers to engage with each other, share ideas, stories and experiences.
The WIN Secretariat asks that all website and social media users be respectful of each others’ cultures, backgrounds, different opinions or perspectives and celebrate cultural diversity.
In cases where inappropriate, inflammatory, racist or irrelevant content is posted, these posts and/or contributions will be removed by the WIN Secretariat’s moderation team. The moderation of discussions and the removal of content is it at the sole discretion of the WIN Secretariat.
Enquiries/questions about moderation email to WINmedia@environment.gov.au.
Posts that are considered ‘spam’ and all content that breaches Facebook, Twitter or YouTube’s independent policies and statement of rights and responsibilities will be removed.
WIN website and social media moderation guidelines
- Protect your personal privacy and that of others
- When making post or comment do not include any private or personal information about yourself or others. Private and personal information includes details like your home address, your email account, phone numbers, banking details etc.
- Post information that is relevant to the forum, page or discussion topic
- When making a post make sure comments and input are relevant to the issue that’s being consulted on and discussed.
- Make sure you represent your own personal views or that of an organisation you’re authorised to represent – do not impersonate or falsely represent any other person.
- When posting information, documents, videos or images to the page make sure you own the copyright or have permission from the content author to use their materials. When people or places appear in images or video ensure you have permission from everyone who can be identified and the property/place manager or owner.
- Please only post information and make comments once.
- Be respectful of other people’s experiences, cultures and community opinions
- Do not abuse, harass or threaten others.
- Do not make defamatory or slanderous comments about individuals, cultures, places or nations.
- Do not use insulting, provocative or hateful language about individuals, cultures, places or nations.
- Do not use obscene or offensive language.
- Do not make comments that racially or religiously vilifies an individual or nation.
- Do not make comments which may incite, induce or aid violence, discrimination, harassment, victimisation or hatred towards individuals or nations.
- Do not incite, encourage or make reference to conduct that may constitute a criminal or civil offence.
- Do not post commercial, business or political interests
- Do not promote commercial interests, businesses or services in your posts, comments or discussions forum.
- Do not make posts or comments that promote any personal professional interests.
- Do not promote political agendas or advocacy campaigns
- Do not post party political comments, this includes reference to candidates/parties, election campaigns, political fundraisers etc.
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WIN website and social media account management and moderation
The WIN website and social media channels are maintained and moderated by the Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
The WIN Secretariat may choose to ‘like’ social media accounts that are directly involved with or those which actively discuss topics that relate to the aims of the WIN.
Being ‘liked’ on Facebook or ‘followed’ on Twitter by the WIN social media accounts does not imply endorsement of any kind and people or organisations that choose to follow the network may not automatically be ‘liked’ or ‘followed’ back.
When the WIN Secretariat provides links to external websites we do so as a convenience to users. These sites and content may not be under the control of the network and the inclusion of any links does not imply endorsement of that website, service or person by the network.
The WIN Secretariat is not responsible for the content or reliability of external links, or for any loss or inconvenience arising from their use.
Please be aware that all websites and social media sites (including the WIN social media accounts) are public spaces on the internet. Most interactions are publicly viewable, can be traced back to their origin and are searchable over time.
Social Media Disclaimer
When you use the WIN social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) you are using an external site. Each site has its own guidelines and legal policies and you are bound by their terms and conditions of use. We encourage you to read this information posted on the sites before participating in social media activities.
The WIN Secretariat does not endorse, and is not accountable for, any views expressed by third parties using social media, external content, links and views are those of the original author.
Links to external websites, social media profiles, videos or images are provided for convenience and reference. These sites and their content are not under the control of the WIN Secretariat or the Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
The inclusion of any link or reference does not imply endorsement of that website, service or person by the WIN Secretariat. The WIN Secretariat is not responsible for the information or accuracy of external sites and is not liable for any loss or inconvenience arising from their use.
The identities and contact details of those using the WIN wesbite and social media accounts are not recorded unless users choose to voluntarily provide their information. Contact information will only be used for the purpose for which it is provided.
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