Blogs/Blogging

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Connexions Library

Autonomous Media: Activating Resistance & Dissent
Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Book
2005
Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
Bloggers Name and Shame Torturers in Egypt
McGrath, Cam
Article
2009
Egyptian bloggers use the Internet to expose police abuse and torture.
Carnival of Anarchy
Website
Anarchists of all stripes and colours.
From Gaza, with Love
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Website
2006
A blog by Dr. Mona El-Farra, about women, health, children and human rights in Occupied Palestine.
The Guy by the Door...
Website
Blog largely about social justice issues.
Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents
Article
2008
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...
Keeping Current
Bonner, Allan
Article
2006
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 ...
Mickey Z. Cool Observer
Z., Mickey
Website
2003
Mickey Z. is a writer, editor, blogger and novelist living in New York City.
News and Comment: Allan Nairn's blog
Nairn, Allan
Website
2007
News and comments in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, and Danish.
The Newsfakers: Whose hands are behind those dramatic YouTube pictures?
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2012
YouTube and blogs have made it easier than ever to fabricate events. The media are happy to run unsubstantiated reports and footage.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016: Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
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...
Progressive Bloggers
Website
Bloggers who believe that Canadian politics should move in a progressive direction.
The Progressosphere
Website
Links to and feeds from progressive websites.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Carnival of Anarchy
A carnival for Anarchists, anarchism, anarcha-feminists, anti-authoritarians, anarchists of colour, Christian-Jewish-Muslim Anarchists, pacifist anarchists, Antinominalist Anarchists, Libertines, libe...
Desmogblog.com
Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science. A source for accurate, fact based information regarding Global Warming misinformation campaigns. An overwhelming majority of the world's clima...
KenanMalik.com
Kenan Malik's home page. See also blog at http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com. Academically, my main areas of interest are the history of ideas; the history and philosophy of science; the philosophy of m...
Marxismo Libertario
Lecturas para la Emancipacion del Proletariado.
Mikemarqusee.com
Writings on politics, culture, and sport.
Monbiot.com
George Monbiot's Web site.
Mondoweiss
Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective. It has four principal aims: 1. To publish important develo...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

Authorities turn their sights on microblogging
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new crackdown in China on social-networking tools, especially microblogging services.
Blog
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Blogger jailed for insulting leaders dies in Iran's Evin prison
Sources News Release
2009
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##.
Blogwars
The New Political Battleground
Perlmutter, David D.
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 ...
Concern about blogger's condition after second flogging postponed
Sources News Release
2015
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...
Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Head Back to Court After 15 Months Behind Bars
Endalk
2015
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
2009
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.
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
2011
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
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...
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
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.
Kenyan Blogger Bogonko Bosire is Still Missing, Nearly Two Years After His Disappearance
Macha, Ndesanjo
2015
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
2015
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
2014
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
2009
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
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
2010
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
Sources News Release
2014
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
2015
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
Sources News Release
2009
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
2015
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
2015
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
2011
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
2009
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.
Terms of Use
Negotiating the Jungle of the Intellectual Commons
Wirten, Eva Hemmungs
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.
Vietnam: Blogger's Arrest Alarms Free Speech Advocates
2009
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
2014
Six young social/political issues bloggers were jailed in Ethiopia, the worlds 3rd worst jailer for journalists, without charge.

From the Connexions Archives

Anarchoblogs
Autonomous Alternatives to the Statist Quo
Website
Collects articles from many smaller community hubs within the Anarchoblogs network.
IceRocket
Website
Blog search tool.
Monbiot.com
Website
George Monbiot's Web site.
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.
Rootless Cosmopolitan
Analysis and Commentary by Tony Karon
Karon, Tony
Website
Tony Karon's blog.