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Reporters Without Borders – Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents

As bloggers get more attention and, in many ways, more validity, and more people are blogging, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to help bloggers who blog to express their opinions and change the world around them. Enter the Reporters Without Borders – Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents.

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.

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.

3 Comments

  1. Posted May 19, 2007 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    This is an excellent resource. Thank you!:-)

  2. Posted October 16, 2007 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Nice one. Very useful indeed. Mianmar has bloggers though?

  3. Posted October 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    @asaverle:

    There are bloggers everywhere. And if their government blocks their access, they creatively find other ways of getting the message out, working with xpats living outside the country who help them.


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