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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Self-regulation of bloggers? part 3

At the end of last year, I wrote my $0.02 on the need for self-regulation among local bloggers (part 1 and part 2). Today, I read in the papers that Malaysian bloggers have formed the National Alliance of Bloggers of Malaysia, or "All-Blogs". Apparently, it's in response to the crackdown on bloggers there who were allegedly defamatory towards the government.

Among the organisation's activities are:
  • conduct training on basic journalistic ethics, writing skills and defamation and sedition laws on fabrication and plagiarism
  • open up dialogue with the government
Oh, and there's an annual membership fee: RM20 ($S8.80).

I think it'll be interesting to see how All-Blogs fares. There might be something there for Singaporean bloggers to learn about.

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