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BlogSafer Has a WalkieTalkie

In Blogsafer, Threatened bloggers on April 12, 2007 at 12:25 am

I added a YackPack WalkieTalkie widget to, the anonymous blogging wiki. With PBwiki you can drop it in as a plugin. Now, if you visit the site, you can talk with one another.

I also put one in this blog’s sidebar.

Update: I figured out how to put one on our co-located Chinese anonymous blogging guide, chnblggr.

(Full disclosure: I’m currently working for PBwiki.)

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Blog Marketing Volunteer Needed for BlogSafer Project

In Blogsafer, Threatened bloggers on November 30, 2006 at 5:45 pm

Last year, I created BlogSafer under the auspices of the nonprofit organization Spirit of America. It’s a wiki with multiple anoniblog/safer blogging guides on it. There was no funding to really flog it like it needed once it was built, but with some effort (social bookmarking, manic pinging) I tripled the readership (a whole 30 per day). The readership is spread around the targeted areas, with an emphasis on Iran and Arabic-speaking countries. PBwiki, who hosts it, has been blocked in China, so I copied over the China guide to Wikispaces and Chinese readers are starting to show up there.



At any rate, what the project needs is a volunteer who can spend a couple of hours a week really marketing the hell out of it. Posting, commenting, dropping notes on forums, anything you can think of to build awareness especially in the target countries, of the guides as a resource. It doesn’t pay anything but it has a pretty high sweat-to-righteousness ratio.Ideally the person involved would be interested in international free speech issues, dig wikis and have either a technically-adept mind, marketing experience online or both. If you’re interested, email me at committeetoprotectbloggers at gmail dot com. If you are not interested but know someone who may be, please pass this post along and/or post about it yourself.

When the Committee to Protect Bloggers is rehosted with Ammar’s Tharwa Project, we’ll have more of a permanent home for this project, but even then we’d be happy to have that person continue in their role for as long as they’d like.

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Chinese Anonymous Blogging Guide

In Blogsafer, Threatened bloggers on November 16, 2006 at 12:23 am

Some time ago I watched China fall off our stats as a country of origin for visitors to BlogSafer (aka anoniblog), our anonymous blogging wiki (with guides in English, Arabic, Persian and Chinese). It turns out that the wiki host we use, PBwiki, has been blocked in China. So, I recently reposted the Chinese guide to Wikispaces. The people from that host said they believed that they were not blocked.

So, please check out chnblggr, our Chinese anonymous blogging guide. If you’re in China, please let me know if it’s visible. Email me at committteetoprotectbloggers at gmail dot com. And spread the word to any Chinese bloggers you know.

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BlogSafer Anonymous Blogging Button

In Blogsafer, Threatened bloggers on November 4, 2006 at 7:18 pm

If you’d like to support the BlogSafer project, please copy the code below and paste it into your sidebar. It will create a button like the one to the right that sends the reader to the ‘anoniblog’ wiki. That wiki contains a series of anonymous blogging guides in English, Arabic, Persian and Chinese. The project was underwritten by Spirit of America.

You’ll need to remove the space between the ”

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Latest News: The Blogs Must Be Crazy, etc.

In Blogging, Blogsafer, Committee to Protect Bloggers, Granada, Gypsies, Projects, Spain on June 10, 2006 at 5:17 pm
  1. I’m readying myself to go out to Washington D.C. and speak to C.I.A. and State Department intelligence types at the Meridian House about blogging and democracy. My point of view? It’s a good idea. I should slap something together so as to not be completely unprepared. I’m thinking along the lines of a bunch of foul-mouthed revolutionary puppets doing skits about blogging.
  2. We did our first podcast over at Blogswana, which we’re calling “The Blogs Must Be Crazy.”
  3. It’s an adjustment not to be running the Committee to Protect Bloggers anymore. The host, Civiblog, restored the site’s posts temporarily, but they’re down again. Hard to complain since I’m not keeping it current, though I think it’s not a bad resource even if it’s not being updated. I get frustrated, though, each time there’s a new arrest of a blogger somewhere. Global Voices Online is planning an advocacy arm. They’re certainly competent. I hope their sense of diplomacy doesn’t keep them from the bold moves that are sometimes necessary to attract attention to the plight of these bloggers.
  4. Finally, I’m working Petia Maximova and her intrepid band as the writer for a documentary on the Gypsies of Granada, Spain, something I’ve long been interested in. I’m excited about the possibilities. The people involved seem very energetic and Petia has good film connections, so we’ll see what happens. She’s in Granada now and will hopefully meet up with my old friend Manolin, a Gypsy, and Sokari, a Nigerian blogger living in Granada now whom I know through Global Voices. If you’re in Granada and would like to meet her for a drink, let me know and I’ll pass your contact information along.

That’s all for now.

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Anonymous Blogging Wiki

In Blogsafer, Threatened bloggers on January 7, 2006 at 9:49 pm

The project I’ve been working on for the last five months is finally up. It’s a wiki with five targeted guides to anonymous blogging.

You can read the press release here or here.

BlogSafer, the anonymous blogging guide wiki, is here.

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In Blogsafer on April 14, 2005 at 10:51 pm

Ethan Zuckerman, in response to EFF’s guide, has written his own guide to blogging anonymously. It focuses on the technical elements of anonymization.

Zuckerman covers many of the things we hope to discuss at the Anoniblogging Roundtable at BlogNashville.


In Blogfired, Blogsafer on April 8, 2005 at 7:06 pm

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released an anonymous blogging guide called How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else).

A large part of the guide is about not getting fired when you blog.