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Join Our Live Chat! Handbook for Bloggers & Cyber-Dissidents

BlogGuide cover 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).

How to Blog Anonymously (Chinese PDF)
How to Circumvent Censorship (Chinese PDF)

  • http://www.austinarensberg.com austin

    im in beijing….no luck downloading the handbook, using a mac? any thoughts?

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  • http://www.rsf.org Julien Pain

    The guide can now be downloaded on Ethan’s blog :
    http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/
    Thank you so much Ethan. I guess you’ll soon join rsf.org on the chinese authorities’ black list…
    Anyone else interested in hosting our guide?

  • Ned

    Hi to Austin,
    I’m in China too. This sites home page has a link to the Handbook, but it’s on the RSF site, which seems to be blocked in China.
    In fact there is a link right on this page here which is connected to this site and the handbook can be downloaded, the English version anyway. Also two important parts translated into Chinese are available here too.
    Good luck!
    Ned…

  • http://www.rsf.org Julien Pain

    We try to spread the .pdf of the handbook through peer to peer networks.
    It’s already on e-mule/e-donkey.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ThomasCrampton/ Thomas Crampton

    Julien,

    Just to raise two issues I discussed with Ethan (and wrote about in the IHT , link below):

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/09/23/business/ptend24.php

    1- couldn’t al qaeda rename your book as a guide to terrorist communication?

    2- aren’t you alerting the authorities to the ways people are keeping things private on the net?

    Best,
    Tom

  • http://blog.deborah.elizabeth.finn.com/blog/_archives/2005/9/27/1263304.html Deborah Elizabeth Finn

    Dear All:

    I was delighted to participate in this chat, and have written a blog article about it.

    Many thanks from Deborah

  • http://plmonline.blogs.com Neila Charchour Hachicha

    Even though it is censored I published a link on my Blog http://plmonline.blogs.com/plm/2005/09/guide_pratique_.html#more

    the time to copy the guide on a Word format and publish it on the PLM’s website that is still accessible in Tunisia.

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