For Bloggers and Would-Be Journalists

<%image(20050927-handbook for bloggers.gif|220|120|blog handbook)%> It’s amazing to read about the limited freedom of speech throughout the world. China regulates not only news web sites, but has extended its reach to control blogs as well. Glutter.org tells about this struggle for democracy in China. In addition, Tunisia hardly lets anyone use the internet, lest they have access to uncensored reporting!

To assist in leveling the playing field, reporters without borders has put together a blog handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents. Though heavy on the journalistic end, I think it’s a useful tool for the average blogger, provided that it is read selectively. It is also fascinating to read how freedom is finding a way in some of the most restricted countries. I am so thankful to read of those who are fighting to keep this hope alive.