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Basic Preparedness – for bloggers in “iffy” places

From the Committee to Protect Journalists

Independent bloggers ARE journalists, in all the sense of the word. From China, to Syria, to Occupy Wall Street, to Superstorm Sandy, new mobile media opens up a whole new world of reportage. Credibility, transparency, and security. These are major issues for all the new bloggers and Tweeters around the planet.

Whereas a major network journalist may be “too big to kill”, stringers and independent journalists are at risk, with tragic consequences every day.

Here are some great guidelines as you plan your next foray into a state at war with itself, global resource conflicts, and passion-fueled local controversies.

Basic Preparedness – Reports – Committee to Protect Journalists.

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

Russell Imrie is a  Networking and Content Specialist, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.

Copyright © forever and 2012, 2013 by Russell Imrie

Moore, not less in the future as tech rends old fiefs (like My Nation-state) moot

 

Ben Hammersley speaking at Brookings - photo Russ Imrie

Ben Hammersleyspeaking at Brookings – photo Russ Imrie

I attended a Brookings Institution event recently featuring the renowned Ben Hammersley (Wired Magazine Editor-at-Large) to see what the future has in store.

“Adding Fuel to the Wi-Fire: What is the Nexus between Social Media, Emerging Technogies, and Digital Radicalization?”

Moore’s law is making things more difficult to control, at least for the status quoifate of assumptions.
Barclay’s Bank fiasco could not have been done by Iran—l ocal muck-up—but if so, it would have been war
Nation-state is changing, local government, activities empowered overt national parliament
“why aren’t we sending ambassadors to Walmart, Facebook?” – they have the ppl, the money, a “national”—no international identity
viruses and malware must be treated as great public health issues as smallpox and malaria
important group forming now empowered around myriad social issues state once addressed satisfactorily by the immutable social ecosystem of government, nation-states, religion, and philosophy, but in a quantum shift the “satisfactory” itself has mutated (and is now infinitely mutable) under the gamma radiation of natural-language trend searches, the Phased Twitter Ray and equatorial Ushahidi storms. New systems of cooperation, curation, and critique are being birthed that carry the DNA of global consciousness in anyone with an Internet connection, computer, or smartphone.
Why is this upsetting, or unacceptable, to millions? And now to that crux: the agnosticism toward the older social systems that connectivity and technology is activating. For it must be something inherent in humans and activated by, not created by, technology. So de facto is the global world.

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

Russell Imrie is a content producer, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.
Copyright © forever and 2012 by Russell Imrie