Handbook For Bloggers And Cyber-Dissidents

Image from, hosted by Photobucket.comReporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders) has just released “Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents,” a manual for bloggers.

“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,” RSF wrote on its website.

The handbook is intended for such bloggers. It explains the basics of blogging, and offers handy tips and technical advice on how to to remain anonymous and to get round censorship. It also contains useful information on how to get one’s blog into the search engines, and even as well as basic ethical and journalistic principles that would help build a blog’s credibility.

“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.”

Interested bloggers may download tha handbook at the RSF website. Here is a direct link to the file.

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