Monday, 3rd of May, was the 30th ‘Freedom of the Press Day:’ with the release of the 2009 ‘freedom of the press’ ratings by FreedomHouse. Reporters Without Borders has a slightly different – though no less grim – set of results. And ‘they’ ask why people are going to the blogosphere to get their news.
Still, it is, in my never-humble-opinion, difficult to measure just how ‘free’ the ‘press’ in the West really is… Some shackles are self-imposed, and cannot be reflected by a measurement on ‘external’ limitation!
The ‘xkcd blag’ has an absolutely awesome post on the colourful things Aspies do for fun!
Talking about colour: ‘Passion for Freedom’ 2010 art competition, by OneLawForAll, has opened. It will run in September 2010 and the focus is to expose the discriminatory nature of Sharia – submissions are now being accepted.
OneLawForAll also announced a rally on June 20th 2010 in Trafalgar Square (that would make it London, England – methinks). This will commemorate the brutal murder of Neda Agha-Soltan during Iran’ ‘women’s revolution’.
Sorry to post a list of interesting ‘stuff’ without that much commentary. And, I still have a lot of unfinished (though most are close) posts on the Free Dominion appeal hearing – both background and my take. It is taking me longer than I thought to understand some of the legal precedents….so, my time is spent reading.
I promise I’ll be back to ‘normal’ soon – well, whatever it is that passes for ‘normal’ with me!