Tuesday, August 24, 2010

(This comment has been transferred due to an objection towards the original article, but reproduced as it is an interesting comment. Blogmaster) Its not that bloggers will be restricted against lobbying - but that the so called "accredited media" will have more rights than bloggers. Such as the right to record within the States Building including Scrutiny hearings. Anybody who is not "accredited" will not have such rights and it is part of the formula to determine who shall be judged as "accredited" that bloggers "lobby" whereas "accredited" media do not. Yes, it is totally barmy but that is what PPC have dreamed up in a desperate attempt to stifle bloggers and free expression etc. The whole crazy scheme can be found in P100 (Proposition 100) on the States Assembly Web Site - but if you read it don't have nightmares because not even the States of Jersey can be bonkers enough to approve it........
By Anonymous on Jersey evening Post. www.thisisjersey.comComment... on 8/23/10


  1. Thank you so much for taking the trouble explaining to me about the law going through the States giving more rights to the “accredited media” than to bloggers. You’re quite right. It is an attempt to stifle bloggers and free expression. And there I was thinking this is a democracy. Silly me!

    I’ll read it when I have a free moment and I’ll give it the importance it deserves. No more. No less. Let’s hope the States don’t approve it.

    Pat Lucas

  2. So some companies are to given a monopoly on reporting facts to the public.

    Other operations who wish to also report and provide that information for free are to be barred!!

    Surely this is anti competition and makes you wonder whose paying to gain an advantage?

  3. Its okay in South Africa but not Jersey!!

    First-ever blogger accreditation for Polokwane
    For the first time in South Africa's history, a blogger will be accredited alongside journalists to blog about the ANC leadership succession conference to be held in Polokwane later this week. Blogger and author Ndumiso Ngcobo will be live-blogging the event, providing commentary, colour and behind-the-scenes reportage on the Mail & Guardian Online's Thought Leader group blog platform.
    Ngcobo's blog, “The Silwane Files: Resident Zulu spear-chugger”, is where he blogs about issues that range from travel to race-relations. Ngcobo is also author of the book titled Some of My Best Friends Are White.

    It's also the first time the Mail & Guardian has included a blogger in its team of print and online journalists that are set to cover the conference, says Riaan Wolmarans, editor of the M&G Online.

    “A big news event like this can only be covered successfully both in print and online; and then, added to that, is blogging. It's a different way to observe the same event, and such perspectives are also valued by readers, as the success of Thought Leader has shown,” adds Wolmarans.

    Watershed moment

    Vincent Maher, the M&G Online strategist believes this is watershed moment in digital political news coverage in South Africa.

    “We are seeing a recognition of the informal work that bloggers do in the country every day – reporting what they see. This type of citizen journalism has taken off elsewhere in the world but blogger coverage of political events has been weak in SA because access is normally reserved for the formal media,” says Maher.