Sunday, January 09, 2005

Help the Iranian bloggers

Jeff Jarvis is calling for help for Iranian bloggers who are facing a crackdown from the mullahs.

1. What will it take to create the technical means to allow blogs to be distributed around addresses that can be blocked -- e.g., distributed via P2P means such as BitTorrent, or via RSS and email.... We've talked about this on blogs and at meetings but there's no momentum because no one is leading the charge. What are the solutions? Who can create them?

2. Shouldn't we bloggers be protesting the censorship of blogs? Shouldn't some of us -- via Media Bloggers or Global Voices or Google or journalism schools or journalists' associations or the Online News Association -- be decrying this censorship of citizens' media and goading political leaders in the U.S. and Europe to protest?