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A Blogger's Manifesto: Free Speech and Censorship in a Digital World

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There was never such a thing as true freedom of speech. In order to speak freely you had to have access to a printing press, a newspaper, a radio or a TV station. And everywhere you had to get past the editors. Only an elite ever did: the articulate and well-behaved representatives of ordinary people. But those ordinary people hardly, if ever, had a chance to speak publicly and freely.

Until now. The age of blogging has begun. The internet revolution has given us all a chance to be irreverent, blasphemous and ungrammatical in public. We can reveal secrets, blow whistles, spill beans, or just make stuff up.

The old elites don't like it. In fact, they really really hate it. Blogs are commonly shut down, and bloggers are silenced, reprimanded and fired from their jobs. Suddenly modern liberal society reveals a repressive face that few of us knew existed.

Should we behave ourselves? Should we fall silent? Absolutely not! Let's call them on their hypocrisy. Let's demand that modern liberal society lives by the principles it claims to embrace. Bloggers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your gags.

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There was never such a thing as true freedom of speech. In the past, in order to speak freely you had to have access to a printing press, a newspaper, a radio or a TV station. Until now. The age of blogging has begun. The internet revolution has given us all a chance to be irreverent, blasphemous and ungrammatical in public. We can reveal secrets, blow whistles, spill beans or just make stuff up. The old elites don't like it. In fact, they really hate it. Should we fall silent? Absolutely not! Let's demand that modern liberal society lives by the principles it claims to embrace. Bloggers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your gags.

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An expansive and captivating interrogation of free speech in the modern world, exploring the limitations of the digital age.

About the Author

Erik Ringmar is Professor at the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He is the author of ‘Interest, Identity & Action’ (CUP, 2007) and ‘Surviving Capitalism: How We Learned to Live with the Market and Remained Almost Human’ (Anthem, 2005). He holds a PhD in political science from Yale University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; ‘Watch It Buddy, I’m Blogging This’; FAQ; Free Speech and Censorship at the LSE; Bloggers @ Uni.Edu; Bloggers @ Work; A Republic of Bloggers; Secrets of the Heart; A Blogger’s Manifesto; Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843312888
Author:
Ringmar, Erik
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Location:
London
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Freedom of speech
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Censorship
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Blogs - Social aspects
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Academic and Professional Publishing
Subject:
Information science
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
Social problems
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
Academic, Professional, & General
Subject:
Information, Media and Communication Studies
Subject:
General Interest, Current Affairs
Subject:
General Interest, Current Affairs, Other
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, First
Series:
Anthem Global Media and Communication Studies Anthem Scholarship in the Digital Age Anthem Studies
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.1 x 1 in 1 lb

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There was never such a thing as true freedom of speech. In the past, in order to speak freely you had to have access to a printing press, a newspaper, a radio or a TV station. Until now. The age of blogging has begun. The internet revolution has given us all a chance to be irreverent, blasphemous and ungrammatical in public. We can reveal secrets, blow whistles, spill beans or just make stuff up. The old elites don't like it. In fact, they really hate it. Should we fall silent? Absolutely not! Let's demand that modern liberal society lives by the principles it claims to embrace. Bloggers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your gags.

"Synopsis" by , An expansive and captivating interrogation of free speech in the modern world, exploring the limitations of the digital age.
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