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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
Randall Craig, Social Media and Networking Expert
Randall is an expert on Social Media Strategy, Social Media Risks, and Networking, and has helped over 100 major organizations since 1994. Author of seven books, including Social Media for Business, the Online PR and ...

News Releases

Appeal for donations for Iranian journalists who have fled abroad
2009-11-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is launching an appeal for financial support for Iranian journalists and bloggers, who find themselves utterly destitute as they search for a safe refuge.
Authorities turn their sights on microblogging
2010-07-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new crackdown in China on social-networking tools, especially microblogging services.
Bangladeshi and Tibetan bloggers win Reporters Without Borders category awards
2012-05-02
Reporters without Borders
Bangladeshi and Tibetan bloggers win Reporters Without Borders category awards.
Blogger jailed for insulting leaders dies in Iran's Evin prison
2009-03-19
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an immediate investigation into the March 18 death of an Iranian blogger imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin prisonâ##.
Bloggers invited to compete for special DEUTSCHE WELLE 'free expression' prize with Reporters Without Borders
2009-12-09
Reporters without Borders
Deutsche Welle, Germany#s international broadcaster, today announced the start of its sixth annual international Best of the Blogs award, The BOBs.
Concern about blogger's condition after second flogging postponed
2015-01-21
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved that the Saudi authorities have postponed blogger Raif Badawiâ's second session of 50 lashes on medical grounds but is very concerned about his health and urges t...
Egypt: Military police arrest blogger for criticizing armed forces
2011-04-01
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Maikel Nabil Sanad, a blogger and conscientious objector, had been arrested by the military police for allegedly defaming the armed forces in his blo...
Fourth blogger on radical Islamist hit-list hacked to death
2015-08-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Niloy Neel, a secularist blogger and activist who had been threatened by Islamist militants, was hacked to death today in his Dhaka home by five int...
Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger
2015-03-26
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi authorities, who alone have the power to overturn the inhumane sentence passed on Saudi blogger Raif Ba...
Long jail terms for three bloggers
2014-05-14
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawi's sentence for 'insulting Islam'; was in...
Malaysian Blogger held under draconian Official Secrets Act
2012-07-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed to learn that the blogger Syed Abdullah Hussein Al-Attas is being held under the Official Secrets Act.
Marketing Internships - Toronto
2009-06-09
Sources
Sources offers a four- to six-month unpaid marketing internships in Toronto. Tasks may include web-based marketing, social networking, identifying and contacting prospective clients, web page design, ...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
2009-11-06
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
2010-04-06
Sources
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
Nine news providers arrested on charge of inciting violence
2014-04-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the arrests of a total of nine journalists and bloggers at the end of last week on a charge of inciting violence.
Omani authorities persecute online activists
2015-04-10
Reporters Without Borders
The frequency with which bloggers and social network users are arrested and convicted in the Sultanate of Oman reflects the appalling state of online freedom of information and expression there.
Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
2009-01-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
Saudi king urged to pardon blogger on third anniversary of arrest
2015-06-19
Reporters Without Borders
On the third anniversary of Raif Badawi's arrest, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz to demonstrate clemency and pardon this young blogger.
Sources welcomes BlueRush
2009-04-24
BlueRush
BlueRush is a full service digital marketing company focused on developing highly engaging and interactive solutions using Web 2.0 technologies, award-winning rich media animation and video production...
Sources welcomes OrangeWebsite
2011-03-16
OrangeWebsite
Sources welcomes a new member: OrangeWebsite. OrangeWebsite is an Icelandic web hosting service provider. Most of our clients are foreign journalists, bloggers, leakers and publishers.
Sources welcomes Susan McCord
2009-06-08
Susan McCord, "Beavertalk.COM" Internet Talk Show Host, Producer, Writer
Sources welcomes a new member, Susan McCord, "Beavertalk.COM" Internet Talk Show Host, Producer, Writer.
Sources welcomes Valerie Jones
2009-01-30
Valerie Jones, M.B.A., Speaker, Social Networking, E-Commerce Expert, Grand
Sources welcomes a new member: Valerie Jones, M.B.A., Speaker, Social Networking, E-Commerce Expert, GrandandToyEmpower.com.
Taken Offline: New EFF Project Shines Light on Coders and Bloggers Imprisoned For Online Free Expression
2015-09-24
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched the Offline project, a campaign devoted to digital heroes - coders, bloggers, and technologists - who have been imprisoned, tortured, and even s...
What’s the blogging point? Seven reasons to blog… one reason to not
2011-08-17
Randall Craig, Social Media and Networking Expert
Many individuals and organizations have jumped on the blog bandwagon. Most of them do not even know why. Deciding on a strategy helps clarify the reason for the blog itself and gives focus to the writ...

Sources Select Resources

Authorities turn their sights on microblogging
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new crackdown in China on social-networking tools, especially microblogging services.
Blog
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Article
Blogger jailed for insulting leaders dies in Iran's Evin prison
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an immediate investigation into the March 18 death of an Iranian blogger imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin prisonâ##.
Bloggers Name and Shame Torturers in Egypt
McGrath, Cam
Article
2009
IPS
Egyptian bloggers use the Internet to expose police abuse and torture.
Concern about blogger's condition after second flogging postponed
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved that the Saudi authorities have postponed blogger Raif Badawiâ's second session of 50 lashes on medical grounds but is very concerned about his health and urges t...
Dean's Digital World: Buzzwords and blogs
Tudor, Dean
Article
2003
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Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Head Back to Court After 15 Months Behind Bars
Endalk
Article
2015
Global Voices
Five members of Ethiopia's Zone9 blogging collective expect to learn their fate this Wednesday, August 19, 2015, when a panel of three judges will meet at Addis Ababa's Lideta High Court to rule on wh...
5 Ways to Make Money Blogging (Once You Have Traffic)
Rowse, Darren
Article
2009
ProBlogger
While it is possible to make some money with a blog of any size - your chances of earning income from a blog do generally increase as you increase your readership numbers.
Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents
Article
2008
Reporters without Borders
Advice and technical tips for the best way to launch a blog and how to get round online censorship. It includes an explanation of how to blog anonymously and contains articles by bloggers, particularl...
Hi-tech gives hope to low-tech sounds
A New York blogger's love of obscure African tape recordings has brought forgotten artists to global attention
Smith, Caspar Llewellyn
Article
2011
The Guardian
New York-based ethno-musicologist Brian Shimkovitz blogs about African popular music, which is rarely heard outside its region of origin. He is credited with increasing the listenership of these obscu...
How to Find Harmony with Power Bloggers
DiSilvestro, Amanda
Article
All Abour Public Relations
The presence and power of bloggers is growing exponentially. They already have a larger online presence than traditional media. This guide will teach readers how to capitalize on the new media platfor...
Keeping Current
Bonner, Allan
Article
2006
Sources
With a blog, a piece in the Globe or an appearance on a cable show that only two percent of the population watches, you can get a bounce or multiplier effect. Mainstream networks and cable news shows ...
Kenyan Blogger Bogonko Bosire is Still Missing, Nearly Two Years After His Disappearance
Macha, Ndesanjo
Article
2015
Global Voices
Two years ago, a Kenyan blogger went missing. As a critic accusing government officials and celebrities of corruption, foul play is very much suspected. Kenyans have turned to social media to revive t...
Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi authorities, who alone have the power to overturn the inhumane sentence passed on Saudi blogger Raif Ba...
Long jail terms for three bloggers
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawi's sentence for 'insulting Islam'; was in...
Marketing Internships - Toronto
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Sources
Sources offers a four- to six-month unpaid marketing internships in Toronto. Tasks may include web-based marketing, social networking, identifying and contacting prospective clients, web page design, ...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Sources
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
The Newsfakers
Whose hands are behind those dramatic YouTube pictures?
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2012
CounterPunch
YouTube and blogs have made it easier than ever to fabricate events. The media are happy to run unsubstantiated reports and footage.
Nine news providers arrested on charge of inciting violence
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the arrests of a total of nine journalists and bloggers at the end of last week on a charge of inciting violence.
Omani authorities persecute online activists
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
The frequency with which bloggers and social network users are arrested and convicted in the Sultanate of Oman reflects the appalling state of online freedom of information and expression there.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
Religious extremists murder fourth blogger in Bangladesh
International Federation of Journalists
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly deplores the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay on August 7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The IFJ demand immediate action from the Bangladeshi Governmen...
Saudi king urged to pardon blogger on third anniversary of arrest
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
On the third anniversary of Raif Badawi's arrest, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz to demonstrate clemency and pardon this young blogger.
The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors
O'Brien, Danny
Article
2011
Committee to Protect Journalists
The world’s worst online oppressors are using an array of tactics, some reflecting astonishing levels of sophistication, others reminiscent of old-school techniques. From China’s high-level malware at...
10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll.
Vietnam: Blogger's Arrest Alarms Free Speech Advocates
Article
2009
Asia Media Forum
Reporters Without Borders has condemned the arrest of Vietnamese pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung on July 7 for allegedly engaging in anti-state activities.
Young bloggers jailed for over 2 months without charge
Six members of blogging group Zone 9 and three other journalists could could face terrorism charges in one of the world's deadliest countrie
Knezevic, Milana
Article
2014
Index on Censorship
Six young social/political issues bloggers were jailed in Ethiopia, the worlds 3rd worst jailer for journalists, without charge.

Sources Bookshelf

Blogwars
The New Political Battleground
Perlmutter, David D.
Book
2008
Examines the degree to which blogs influence - or fail to influence - American political life. Points out that blogs are not that powerful by traditional political measures: while bloggers can offer ...
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
Book
2002
Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
Terms of Use
Negotiating the Jungle of the Intellectual Commons
Wirten, Eva Hemmungs
Book
2008
Concentrates on the conceptual foundations of the public domain and inspires readers by providing an original and innovative approach to the understanding of the public domain and its origins.


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