Change mindset on blogging
By SALINA KHALID
THE negative perception about bloggers and blogging should be changed, said Centre for Policy Initiatives chief executive officer Dr Lim Teck Ghee.
Dr Lim said blogging could be seen as an alternative media to the masses.
“It provides a platform for public discourse irrespective of their background. The notion that bloggers mainly have negative intentions including bringing down the government and destroying the country's racial harmony is an erroneous view and politically motivated,” he said.
He added that most bloggers were concerned about the nation.
Therefore, the Centre for Policy Initiatives is organising a half-day public discourse at Lake View Club, Subang Jaya, on May 1.
The BUM2008, will carry the theme Towards A Civil Society and it will feature well-known bloggers, academician and journalists.
The afternoon session will talk about Fostering Civil Society – Various Voices with the National Alliance of Bloggers president Ahirudin Attan, ex-judge Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid, academician Dr Azmi Sharom, journalist Jacqueline Ann Surin as well as Dr Lim.
Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi, lawyer-cum- Selayang MP William Leong, Human Rights Advocate Haris Ibrahim, Malaysiakini.com editor-in-chief Steven Gan and journalist R. Nadeswaran will talk during the evening session.
Registration fee is RM50 per person and is limited for 120 on first come first serve basis. The fee includes buffet dinner.
For more information, log on to http://bum2008.desiderata.blogspot.com/.
Article taken from the Star.
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