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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents

I was reading the BBC news site earlier on today, and they had an article about an online book you can read on blogging. The book is called 'Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents'. Its covers all the basics about blogging, from getting started, to the best way to write through to security and anonymous blogging. It's only about 46 pages so worth a read. There is an online HTML version of the book, or you can download a PDF version. Here is a snippet from the main page of the website:

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.

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 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.



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