Category Archives: blogging

Saudi Arabia Delays Blogger’s Lashing Again


‘The fourth (flogging of Raif Badawi), scheduled for today, has also been delayed according to the international human rights organization. ‘His wife Ensaf Haidar, now a refugee living in Sherbrooke, Que., said that Badawi can’t endure another flogging…’ more The … Continue reading

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Blogger Badawi’s Torture Given Reprieve


Blogger’s Wounds Delay 2nd Round of 50 Lashes ‘A doctor who examined him before the scheduled flogging determined that his wounds had not yet healed and that the flogging should be delayed, human rights group Amnesty International said. ‘”The doctor … Continue reading

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Does Being a Brave Saudi Blogger Pay?


‘Badawi will be given 50 more lashes outside a mosque in his home city of Jeddah unless a Saudi prison doctor determines he is not yet fit to face the punishment owing to injuries sustained last Friday. If nothing changes, … Continue reading

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Why investigative journalism is so important


‘Bloggers appear to have filled a void particularly in political commentary. A key difference between bloggers and traditional media is that bloggers have little or no reputational risk or editorial objectivity in what they comment on. ‘Apart from libel laws … Continue reading

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Is Change.org Still Reliable?


  Linus Torvalds is pissed at Change.org, starts a petition Change.org Philippines sent me an exclusive invitation to join Social Media Day celebration last June. It said ‘Entrance is free’. When I arrived at the venue, Change.org’s booth was nameless … Continue reading

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New Russian Law for Bloggers


Russia’s ‘Blogger’s law’ comes into effect today for sites with more than 3,000 visitors per day If The Next Web article is precise, the worst thing is ‘bloggers are not allowed to produce material that incites criticism from its online … Continue reading

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Is MH17 Journo Guilty of Tainting Crime (Crash) Scene?


Australian Journalist Criticised for Touching MH17 Victims’ Belongings ‘Following allegations that pro-Russian rebels may have “severely compromised” the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, journalists have been caught touching victims’ belongings. ‘Williams defended his actions by … Continue reading

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