I’m stepping in briefly on an interim basis to fill Tony’s shoes. One of the stories that has touched my heart of late is the crisis that bloggers face overseas a freedom we take for granted here in the United States. Freedom of Press. However as one Egyptian blogger notes in a recent post there is a movement going on.
In the first decade of the third millennium a new kind of artistic movement has emerged – a movement that wasn’t known before – and it’s now known as blogging. The writings in this movement took different shapes on the various blogging sites available on the web.
The movement has evolved quickly with the help of the first generation of bloggers, till the year 2008 when big publishing houses started to transform blogs into books.
Source: Dina Al Hawry
It brightens my day to know that folks overseas are bold enough to record events online and share them with the world and some publishers are brave enough to publish them. This week we saw tragedy strike as a fellow blogger/citizen journalist was slain in China. I see an ever pressing need to spread tools of social engagement and communication even more so than even last year or in years prior.