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Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents

Be sure to check out the new pdf doc called “Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents” by Reporters without Borders.

I especially like the comment:

“Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure. Only they provide independent news, at the risk of displeasing the government and sometimes courting arrest.”

I couldn’t agree more but I would also add that ever since the demise of Dan Rather, bloggers of the free world have become the watchdog of mainstream media. Sweeeet.

Blogs get people excited. Or else they disturb and worry them. Some people distrust them. Others see them as the vanguard of a new information revolution. Because they allow and encourage ordinary people to speak up, they’re tremendous tools of freedom of expression.

Reporters Without Borders has produced this handbook to help them, with handy tips and technical advice on how to to remain anonymous and to get round censorship, by choosing the most suitable method for each situation. It also explains how to set up and make the most of a blog, to publicise it (getting it picked up efficiently by search-engines) and to establish its credibility through observing basic ethical and journalistic principles.

Download your copy for free now.

Written September 25th, 2005 by | 1 Comment | Filed under: Blog Tips ,

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  1. Thanks. There’s some useful information there.

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