In the news… I’ve been tracking the Jill Carroll story. Carroll, a freelance reporter working for the Christian Science Monitor, has been held captive in Iraq since Jan. 7, when she was abducted and her translator was killed. The Monitor has started an Iraqi television campaign, distributing a video PSA asking for Iraqis to help find and free Jill.
In the blogosphere, the Committee to Protect Bloggers is asking “every blogger who gives a damn about individual human life and the individual human voice, to post a link to this video on their blog, to blog about Jill and to pass along our concern to friends, family and other bloggers. Of greatest import are Iraqi blogs and blogs in the Arabic and Muslim worlds that may be read by people in a position to do good for Jill.”
"Bloggers are a huge community. If you begin with a few here in the U.S. and they link to Arab blogs, it's definitely an interesting way to renew this mobilization and push international opinion,” said a Reporters Without Borders representative. Read more here.