Update: The IRC chat was a great success, with three dozen participants from around the world (China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Bahrain, Japan, Germany, France and Canada, just to name a few…) The transcript is available here if you'd like to see what transpired. Coming out of the conversation are a new set of efforts to spread the Guide around the world – we'll be posting a link to a wiki page in the next couple of hours for people interested in helping us with this project.
Do you have questions about, criticisms of, or reactions to the Reporters Without Borders Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents? Global Voices will be hosting a live online chat to discuss the book on Tuesday September 27th at 11:00amNewYork /15:00GMT /18:00Cairo /23:00Beijing. Click here for full instructions about how to join the Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Reporters Without Borders Internet director Julien Pain will be there to answer your questions and discuss your reactions to the handbook. We are inviting all of the contributors to join us. Their names will be added here as they confirm attendance. Right now they include:
– Ethan Zuckerman, Global Voices Co-founder, How to Blog Anonymously
– Yan Sham-Shackleton, who blogs at Glutter, author of the chapter: “I kept my promise to those who died“
– Markus Beckedahl of Netzpolitik, author of chapter: We promote civil and human rights.
– more coming…
If you have questions or comments about the Handbook which you'd like Julien and the rest of us to think about (or start discussing) in advance, please share them in the comments section of this post.
NOTE: In case you're having trouble accessing the handbook from the link above, we are also hosting a copy. Click here to download the English (PDF).