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Friday, September 23, 2005

"Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents" released

Reporters without borders, who sees blogs as "tremendous tools of freedom of expression", released a handbook on blogging yesterday. The Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents aims to help bloggers who are often the only real journalists in countries where mainstream media is under pressure or censored. The book wants to help those journalists with "handy tips and technical advise on how to remain anonymous and to get round censorship." It explains how to set up a blog, how to get picked up by search-engines and how to establish credibility.

The book was produced with the help of many experts like Dan Gillmor, US journalist, and Jay Rosen, US blogger. The Handbook can be downloaded for free in five languages: English, French, Chinese, Arabic and Persian (see here ). Furthermore it will be on sale in bookshops for EURO 10 from September 22.

Sources: Reporters without borders

Posted by Anna-Maria Mende on September 23, 2005 at 11:17 AM | Permalink


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