The Right to Blog: New Policy Calls for the Protection of the Rights of Bloggers

May 21, 2013

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A London Based Human Rights Organization “Article 19” Seeks International Protection for Bloggers.

At the UNESCO World Press Freedom International Conference 2013, ARTICLE 19 launched The Right to Blog – a new policy paper that calls for lawmakers to better promote and protect the rights of bloggers domestically and internationally. The Right to Blog also gives practical advice to bloggers about their rights and explains how – and in what situations – they can invoke some of the privileges and defences that traditional journalists have found vital to the integrity of their work.

Blogging plays an invaluable role in the free flow of information worldwide and is a true example of the democratisation of publishing in the online world” saidAgnes Callamard, Executive Director of ARTICLE 19.

In the 21st century, many bloggers will take their place as watchdogs, alongside traditional media. The international community and individual states…

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