Updated Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents by RSF

RSF Guidebook

Reporters without Borders released a new version of the Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents today, coinciding with their Online Free Expression Day.

The handbook offers 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, particularly in Egypt and Burma.

You’ll find a “practical exercice” which will teach you how to use Tor, a software to circumvent Internet censorship. Authoritarian governments are wary of these men and women, who post news without officially being journalists. Worse, they frequently raise sensitive issues which the media, now known as “traditional”, dare not cover. In some countries, blogs have become a new source of news.

Download the full book here.

One comment on “Updated Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents by RSF

  1. Ralf Muhlberger
    March 13, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    In a similar vein, you might also enjoy the Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design booklet, available as PDF at http://tacticaltech.org/infodesign

    Ralf

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