Fifth Estate Press
Member since February 2019
Posts: 10 Stories: 11
3 Aug '21 09:05:364
I would like to give a warm welcome to all those who joined our platform over the last month.
I hope you are enjoying the content!
I would like also to let you know that this platform has been developed, funded and maintained largely by one individual, who has used up his life savings in trying to make a difference and help the world a little bit.
Unfortunately, without a dramatic uptick in …See More →
WE INTERRUPT YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM
Ladies and gentlemen, I have to inform you that 5EP is struggling to maintain its existence. We currently have a total of 8 subscribers. Unfortunately this number is way short of what we need to cover costs - by a long margin.
If you browse here regularly and are not a subscriber, please reflect on the reality that platforms such as 5EP only exist …See More →
If you have feedback please leave a comment on the linked story (and not on this post).
9 Nov '21 09:58:267
Dear 5EP community,
UPDATE: AS A RESULT OF NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS AND SOME GENEROUS DONATIONS, THE AMOUNT NOW REQUIRED TO KEEP THIS PLATFORM RUNNING HAS BEEN REDUCED TO AUD $1427.
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY!
FIFTH ESTATE PRESS is in danger of shutting down at any time due to a lack of subscribers. Our expenses exceed our income. The expenses include fixed costs such as hosting an e-commerce payment gateway, server hosting and email service hosting. These costs are …
27 Sep '20 16:19:002
Today we are releasing a redesigned home page with some new features. We hope that these changes are an improvement. If you experience any problems with the new layout, please let us know.
The home page now has a "lead story" section which displays at the top of the page. The lead story is chosen by our editors, but will often simply be the latest published story. It is hoped that this will give better exposure to important original content created by our members. If you are …
22 Aug '20 10:13:015
FIFTH ESTATE PRESS IS THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM FOR CITIZEN JOURNALISTS
This video contains the following revolutionary words spoken by Mario Savio at the University of California, Berkeley, on December 2, 1964:
There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus - and you've got …
14 Aug '20 15:55:012
IMPORTANT: The new release of 5EP may potentially have bugs. Leave a comment on this story, providing as much feedback as possible, if you encounter a problem.
After four months of blood, toil, tears & sweat, the new chat module for 5EP is in production. This is an important release which marks a new milestone in the development of this platform.
You should now see a speech bubble next to the notification icon on the dashboard at the top of your screen. Clicking on this icon will take you …
2 Mar '20 10:36:146
We have updated the Terms of Service.
The following clause has been added:
Potentially defamatory posts are likely to be removed and members who persist in posting such material may have their accounts restricted. In assessing whether a post is defamatory we use standard legal interpretations found in modern democratic societies.
The potential for defamation lawsuits is something we need to be aware at all times as citizen journalists. The administrators of this platform need …