Barbados: Blogs and the Elections

“Welcome to the future. Most of us newly-active Bajan voters are young and idealistic… and we are online”: Barbados Free Press is not impressed that blogs and new media are not being given their due in influencing the outcome of the Barbados election, adding: “The old Barbados news media can pretend that nothing changed…DLP spokesperson Reudon Eversley can pretend that he never emailed campaign materials and position papers to the blogs, but he did so because he knew the blogs mattered during the election.”

1 comment

  • John Stevenson

    Good point, Janine. I am however, quite concerned that for all its alleged contributions to the Bajan democratic process, the “Bajan blogosphere” is shrouded in an almost impenetrable anonymity: bloggers are still underground figures masquerading under fanciful aliases.
    After all, we don’t live in post-Peronist argentina or
    PPinochet’s Chile!

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