Tuesday, February 22

ALL BLOGGERS SHOULD FEEL DRAWN TO THE PLIGHT OF IRANIAN BLOGGERS



The BBC has a good story on Free Mojtaba and Arash day. As Joe Twist of the BBC reports with respect to the newly formed "Committee To Protect Bloggers":

It is calling on the blogsphere - the name for the worldwide community of bloggers - to do what it can to help raise awareness of the plight of Mojtaba and Arash as well as other "cyber-dissidents".

The Committee to Protect Bloggers was started by US blogger Curt Hopkins and counts fired flight attendant blogger Ellen Simonetti as a deputy director.

She has since started the International Bloggers' Bill of Rights, a global petition to protect bloggers at work.

Although not the only website committed to human rights issues by any means, it aims to be the hub or organisation, information and support for bloggers in particular and their rights to freedom of speech.