First of all: Thanks to all followers of the econoTwist’s TWISTED blog! You know that the purpose of this blog is to raise awareness about the increasing threats from cyberspace. And it seems like my small contribution has contributed to just that. Cyber security is now on the agenda amongst most leading politicians, authorities and regulators. The topic has also found its way to the headlines of the mainstream media.
This does not mean that my work here is done. But I’ve decided to change my main focus for 2013 towards another serious threat; the threat against one of the basic human rights, the freedom of speech. Including freedom of the Press, (both off and online), and media pluralism.
Never before has so many journalist been jailed as in 2012, never before have so many journalist got killed as in 2012. Strong forces, not seen in the media industry before, are now trying to gain control over the internet, control the information, bloggers and independent writers are under pressure, the mainstream media, too, and never before has so few publishers dominated the mass media market, large corporations who belive that the sole purpose of media is to advertize and sell stuff.
It’s a real threat to our democracy.
So, here we go: Introducing RATIONAL ARROGANCE – a brand new WordPress blog, dedicated to this particular subject. EconoTwist’s style, of course…
Click the pick and check it out!
The econoTwist’s TWISTED site will still be updated, but not as frequently as before. And some stories will be published at both sites.
For those of you who would like to keep an eye on me and my writings, I recommend following my Twitter accounts; “fhxx” or “econotwist”.
I wish you all a happy new year!
- Freedom of speech (rivenrod.wordpress.com)
- Freedom of Speech is Not the same as Freedom of the Press (robertkyriakides.wordpress.com)
- EconoMonitor : EconoMonitor ” Online Freedom of Speech: Still Safe, but for How Much Longer? (rightcoast.typepad.com)
- New Resource: UNESCO Publishes a Freedom of Expression Toolkit (Full Text Online) (infodocket.com)
- Bob Dunn talks about WordPress Blogs (blogworld.com)