Monday, February 18, 2008

"It takes little courage to be a blogger in the United States."

In relative terms, of course. This comes from Roger Alford at Opinio Juris. He contrasts the relative safety of US bloggers vis a vis our government to the record of state repression against free-thinking journalists, especially online, in other lands. Documented in the latest Reporters Without Borders Annual Report.

This despite our penchant for thinking we're so at risk for blogging that, for example, we must write under pseudonyms. Pish.

Worth checking out.

1 comment:

Cleitus the Black said...

My illustrious colleague, there are certain practical benefits to blogging pseudonymously, the most obvious one being that no one would fear the Dread Pirate Wesley.

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