Chilean Bloggers Update

Normally, Chilean bloggers have common concerns in their blogs, but this week coordination just didn’t happen. So, this is a cocktail of news.

Leo Prieto (ES) , posts about his interview with the Sub-Secretary of Government Telecommunications to promote broadband internet access in Chile. The initiative carried the support of the online community, Atina Chile (ES). Most politicians have touched on these concerns in their speeches, but they don’t put them into action. As a result of this, everyday users are introducing the subject into the political sphere.

“Donde Fuego Hubo” (ES) posts about Chilean bloggers that have had bad experiences with mainstream media outlets using their photos without any author attribution. He writes his personal experience with El Morrocotudo (ES) that used his photo without mentioning him. He also posts about two more cases. Unfortunately in Chile, Creative Commons Licences are still in the twilight zone.

The newspaper El Mercurio (ES), made a sports blog (ES) especially for the world football cup. This also is a good strategy for newspapers to start using blogs.

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