“There was a weird, semi-celebratory jitter going around the China blogosphere for much of the past two days. Sometime Wednesday, BlogSpot came back from the Net Nanny’s netherworld and into the off-blue light of the free-ish Internet.”
A Columbia University new media class is looking for editors for a wiki about free online speech and the law. Specifically, it’s about bloggers getting sued, so if you’ve got the recent law chops, chime in and help these students demonstrate what a wiki
Free speech and student-government business policy butt heads here, and free speech wins by a nose.
Detailed instructions on how to blog anonymously with WordPress from Ethan Zuckerman of Global Voices.
Leland Yee’s college press freedom bill hits the governor’s desk.
Leland Yee’s California college media bill passed the State Assembly 76-0.
ABC News blog The Blotter is reporting that a “senior federal law enforcement official” told them the federal government is running the whole caller-ID data mining trip on journalists in an effort to track down their confidential sources.
Other sources have told us that phone calls and contacts by reporters for ABC News, along with the New York Times and the Washington Post, are being examined as part of a widespread CIA leak investigation.
Well now isn’t that just as much fun as a barrel of scary Orwellian monkeys.
Amazing how smoothly federal agencies can work together when knocking the free press down a few rungs is on the agenda.