Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The civil side of Blogging

by Devin Walker

Often times we see blogging as a local, regional, or national device of communicating opinions on work, current events, and niche topics. But there is an issue that is of great importance that blogging is taking on: human rights.

Whenever a conflict, populous uprising, or political shake-up occurs in a nation that has internet capabilities in it, the bloggers use their outlet to the world to update the rest of us on the conditions from their point of view, the most recent case being the election in Iran. The good people at UC Berkeley are at the forefront of chronicling and encouraging this.

2048 Project homepage:
Blogging human rights: http://fora.tv/2009/05/05/Blogging_Human_Rights

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