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free speech…TODAY…in the blogosphere

Saturday, 3 March 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

I have come across a variety of blogs tonight.  This is not something that is abnormal, though the blogs and sites I’ve found are a bit interesting to me!  You might notice that I added the Human Rights Watch logo to my sidebar.  Blogging for human rights makes so much sense to me…blogging for the justice for ALL, right?  Well, that is not how the internet has always been used, but it seems as though that the internet, playing an important and decisive role in the past presidential election, is a [loud] medium that can [virtually] advocate for the human rights and justice for ALL.

I’ve found a manifesto…and I’ve posted it below.  Its from Global Voices…read on…

  • We believe in free speech: in protecting the right to speak — and the right to listen. We believe in universal access to the tools of speech.
  • To that end, we seek to enable everyone who wants to speak to have the means to speak — and everyone who wants to hear that speech, the means to listen to it.
  • Thanks to new tools, speech need no longer be controlled by those who own the means of publishing and distribution, or by governments that would restrict thought and communication. Now, anyone can wield the power of the press. Everyone can tell their stories to the world.
  • We seek to build bridges across the gulfs that divide people, so as to understand each other more fully. We seek to work together more effectively, and act more powerfully.
  • We believe in the power of direct connection. The bond between individuals from different worlds is personal, political and powerful. We believe conversation across boundaries is essential to a future that is free, fair, prosperous and sustainable – for all citizens of this planet.
  • While we continue to work and speak as individuals, we also seek to identify and promote our shared interests and goals. We pledge to respect, assist, teach, learn from, and listen to one other.
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