Monday, October 29, 2012

Accreditation of bloggers

I agree with Professor Ang Peng Hwa, in the report "Engaging bloggers and non-mainstream outlets" (Oct 27), that there are good reasons to grant them press accreditation, though not only due to space and time constraints at press events.
Over the past months, prominent bloggers here have almost unequivocally rejected the proposal to have an Internet code of conduct, mainly because they feel that it is a veiled effort to curtail free speech online.

Bhavan Jaipragas

1 comment:

Snowy Beagle said...

If bloggers want to be treated like accredited members of the press, they should set themselves up as such.

Voluntary agreement to abide by the same code of conduct has no compliance force for those ready to turn fly-by-night.

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