Friday, August 26, 2011

bloggers in Libya

This article is fascinating! A bit long, though, so here are some of my favourite quotes:

Six months on and it is heartbreaking to look at how eerie the Libyan blogosphere is, row upon row of bloggers in Libya are silent because of the on-going war. From the silent ones you realize that they are in the cities under Gaddafi control and therefore have no access to the internet.

[Ghida's] old blog is gone and only the one with poetry is left up.

Six months on and it is heartbreaking to look at how eerie the Libyan blogosphere is, row upon row of bloggers in Libya are silent because of the on-going war. From the silent ones you realize that they are in the cities under Gaddafi control and therefore have no access to the internet.

So if you are in the liberated parts of Libya you can expect to express yourself freely against the Gaddafi government...

I don't know yet if you can criticize the National Transitional Council though!

one of the few blogs which is not with the rebels... If posting from Libya then it must be manned by Gaddafi's electronic army because ordinary Libyans in Tripoli do not have access to internet unless they got hold of a VSAT or Thuraya phone. However, obviously the person running the blog is putting a lot of effort into finding news, links and photos that aim to counteract the news in the MSM about rebel gains...

The blogger is wondering why his or her voice is not featured in the media...

Thanks for the insight... http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/08/21/libya-bloggers-between-dictatorship-and-war/#comments

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