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Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents

Jetzt bringen Journalisten ein Blogger-Handbuch heraus, in dem sie u.a. uns Bloggern sagen, wie wir ethisch vertretbar zu bloggen haben. Verkehrte Welt!

Könnte man meinen. Aber der erste Eindruck täuscht. Das Handbuch wird publiziert von den Reporters Without Borders, die sich weltweit für Pressefreiheit einsetzen:

More than a third of the world’s people live in countries where there is no press freedom. Reporters Without Borders works constantly to restore their right to be informed. Fourty-two media professionals lost their lives in 2003 for doing what they were paid to do — keeping us informed. Today, more than 130 journalists around the world are in prison simply for doing their job. In Nepal, Eritrea and China, they can spend years in jail just for using the “wrong” word or photo. Reporters Without Borders believes imprisoning or killing a journalist is like eliminating a key witness and threatens everyone’s right to be informed. It has been fighting such practices for more than 18 years.

Und geschrieben wurde das Handbuch von Bloggern. Einige Aussagen am Anfang des Handbuchs fand ich dann aber doch wieder tüpisch Journalisten; immer diese langweilige Einteilung in gute, Journalismus-ähnliche Blogs und schlechte, nicht journalismus-ähnliche Blogs:

These ?”online diaries? are even more varied than the mainstream media and it’s hard to know which of them is a news site, which a personal forum or one that does serious investigation or one that’s presenting junk evidence. It’s difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Some bloggers will gradually develop their own ethical standards, to become more credible and win public confidence. But the Internet is still full of unreliable information and people exchanging insults. A blog gives everyone, regardless of education or technical skill, the chance to publish material. This means boring or disgusting blogs will spring up as fast as good and interesting ones.

Aber da es ja tatsächlich um Journalismus per Blog geht (Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure.), übersehen wir das mal grosszügig. Sehr nützlich sind für solche Fälle nämlich die Kapitel über anonymes Bloggen, technische Massnahmen zur Umgehung der Zensur, und sichere E-Mails.

Das PDF ist 1.46MB gross (mein Drucker ist beim Ausdruck abgestürzt); hier das Inhaltsverzeichnis mit direkten Links in die jeweiligen Kapitel im HTML-Format:

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One Comment

  1. dredeyedick wrote:

    im HTML-Format:

    Browse:
    http://thewall.civiblog.org/rsf/index.html

    Download:
    http://thewall.civiblog.org/rsf/http://thewall.civiblog.org/rsf/ReleaseNotes_HBCD_110205.html#DOWNLOAD

    Tripod download from http://rsfhandbook.tripod.com/http://thewall.civiblog.org/rsf/ReleaseNotes_HBCD_110205.html
    should be available within a day or two.

    enjoy!

    -dredeyedick

    Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 00:14 | Permalink