Blogging, Liberian Style

April 29, 2007

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Talk

Every time I hear of “journalistic courage” in the U.S., I can’t help comparing it to this guy. When you’ve found someone who, without any formal support structure or means of extracting income from it, set up his own chalkboard publishing whatever bulletins he believes to be accurate, even when they offend a local tyrant known for atrocities involving child soldiers, a local tyrant who once ran on the slogan “He killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I will vote for him”–when you’ve found the equivalent of that, then get back to me.

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Although they’re hardly putting as much on the line as him personally, some of our better bloggers in this country are beginning to fulfil the truth-telling role epitomized bySirleaf. Check the blogroll on the bottom of this page for a few of the “high-tech” approximations of Daily Talk available to the discerning reader.

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