Today's Global Voices Skypecast is with German blogger and activist Markus Beckedahl, author of Netzpolitik: a German-language blog about open source technologies, Internet-users’ rights and free expression in cyberspace. He is one of seven winners of this year's Freedom Blog Award, sponsored by Reporters Without Borders.
Markus is chairman and co-founder of the digital rights NGO Netzwerk Neue Medien (Network New Media), an organization which is a member of the European Digital Rights Initiative. His company is Newthinking Communications .
Markus started his blog to call greater attention to issues of human rights and freedom of speech in cyberspace, issues which he feels are not adequately covered by the mainstream media. He says he may start an English blog soon, and encourages bloggers around the world to take up the cause.
Listen to the interview here (27 min, 13MB).