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Death to Bloggers!

Islamic activists in Bangladesh have called for an anti-blasphemy law to be put in place as a reaction to secular bloggers. One of their demands includes the death penalty for anyone who insults Islam.

Cuba’s Dissident Blogger

Since starting her blog, “Generación Y,” in 2007, Yoani Sánchez has become the Castro regime’s most internationally visible opponent. Her site gets millions of hits per month, and hundreds of thousands of people follow her on Twitter, and she uses those platforms to shed light on life within the western hemisphere’s last true dictatorship. H/T Motherboard TV

News Parasites or Prophets?

How has Mediaite, a popular news and opinion blog that covers politics and entertainment in the media industry, found a large and loyal audience in an era of dwindling demand for the mainstream press? Mediaite editors Andrew Kirell and Noah Rothman point to their website’s willingness to challenge bedrock notions of what journalism is supposed to be. For instance, where legacy media still pushes an increasingly unbelievable belief in its reporters’ “objectivity,” the Mediaite staff is open about their ideological leanings.

Reason‘s Kennedy sat down with Kirell and Rothman to discuss the rise of Mediaite, their embrace of “parasitic” journalism, and whether their personal politics make them better reporters.

Citizen Journalism

As the mainstream media have become more corrupt, more complicit and more complacent, a new army of citizen journalists has taken on the challenge of investigating all the news that doesn’t fit the pages of The New York Times or gets cut from the broadcasts of left-leaning NBC and the rest of the alphabet-soup networks. John Stossel discusses this phenomenon with Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit and with two of the producers of the Hating Breitbart documentary — Maura Flynn and Evan Coyne Maloney.

Call Me Stormy Cops Award

We’re pleased to announce Call Me Stormy has been named one of the best new blogs in the 2nd Annual Zilla Awards for Awesomeness in the Dextrosphere. We’re one of five new blogs singled out for the honor — the others being Blur Brain, Liberty Unyielding, ConMom and Batshit Crazy News.

Zilla of the Resistance heads the elite awards jury panel. Explaining the rationale behind them, she writes, “Conservative Bloggers may still be the Chopped Liver of the Right, but in my eyes they are the finest cuts of the very best red meat, and now it is time to again recognize the bestiest of that best. This time around there are some winners on a hot streak, some new winners, and some new categories, because there is a lot of awesomeness on the RIGHT side of the Blogosphere that deserves a fiery flaming badge of honor.”

We’re honored by this recognition and crazy enough to keep playing with fire. Thanks Zilla and friends.

Dems Love Dwarves & Porn

What’s the connection between Jesse Jackson, Jr., dwarves and pornography? Find out on the Week in Blogs as Stephen Green shows you footage of Michigan union thugs beating a Fox News Contributor, in addition to the truth behind President Obama’s job creation numbers.

The Botox Amendment

Nancy Pelosi illustrates her mastery of the Constitution — not! — in this edition of The Week in Blogs. Plus Stephen Green introduces a naked man on a horse, an Alec Baldwin stalker, a Twitter war and a very scary, scary chart. H/T PJTV

The Life of a Blogger

It’s a thrill a minute. Don’t believe me? Jeff Wysaski from Pleated Jeans offers the hard and fast proof.

Sex Panther: Meet the Prince

One of President Obama’s former classmates says he claimed to be of royal lineage — an Indonesian prince or Kenyan king. All the better to unleash the sex panther inside. Hear more about this revelation, as well as The Young Turks’ pronouncement declaring the election officially over, in Stephen Green’s The Week In Blogs. H/T PJTV

Silence Is Not Golden

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez tells why she started her blog Generación Y, why it is hard to silence a blogger and why she continues to blog despite social and physical threats from the Cuban government. This week, the Cuban government arrested Sánchez and a half-dozen other bloggers attempting to report on the trial of a Spanish diplomat accused of killing a dissident in a car crash this summer. After human rights group condemned the detentions, and they began to receive widespread news coverage abroad, the government relented and released the bloggers.

Besides her blog, she has a YouTube channel that has received close to a million views. Visit at http://www.youtube.com/user/YoaniSanchez?feature=relchannel

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