Daily Archives: June 23, 2006

Barbados Free Press Takes Advice From Rupert Murdock


"To find something comparable, you have to go back 500 years to the printing press, the birth of mass media – which, incidentally, is what really destroyed the old world of kings and aristocracies. Technology is shifting power away from the editors, the publishers, the establishment, the media elite. Now it's the people who are taking control…."

Rupert Murdock talks about blogging and the internet in July, 2006 Wired Magazine.

When NEWS Corp. CEO Rupert Murdock engineered the purchase of MySpace.com last year, it was just one more step in fulfilling his vision of embracing the internet and all it's potential before NEWS Corp. itself became a victim of what is arguably the most powerful communication tool the world has ever seen.

The July 2006 issue of WIRED Magazine features a major article on Mr. Murdock's vision of the future, and it is one that anyone trying to reach a mass audience would be wise to read. The BFP staff all read the article last night, and we are PUMPED!

Coming Barbados Election Will Be Different

There is an election on the way in Barbados and this time around, the internet, citizen journalism, online networking and the Barbados Free Press will all play significant roles in shaping the future of our country. In the Caribbean, Barbados has one of the highest percentages of citizens online.

With no gatekeepers, no advertisers to please and the ability to directly reach thousands upon thousands of Bajans every week, the Barbados Free Press and other political websites* bring a new and largely unknown factor into Barbados politics.

Stay tuned, folks. It is going to be a wild and interesting ride.

* Other political websites include…

– Barbados Labour Party website

– Barbados Labour Party blog

Barbados Forum

– Zanz.com The Scandal Institute

Still No Website For the PEP and DLP.

Hello? Anybody home?



Filed under Barbados, Culture & Race Issues, Offshore Investments, Politics & Corruption