Sunday, June 29, 2008

Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents

Reporters without Borders publishes the Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents. It's a collection of essays covering things like how to set up a blog, how to blog anonymously, journalistic ethics, how to avoid censorship, and blogs as a modern source of news (particularly in countries where the traditional press doesn't have any freedom).

Particularly since it's written as a series of articles, I can see this being a great tool in the classroom. It raises provocative questions, it's edgy, and it can really engage the imagination of students. It casts the whole topic of net safety in a different light. While learning net safety tactics used by people whose lives depend on it, students will be able to draw parallels to their own net usage.

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