Now Every Citizen Is A Potential Reader Or Publisher Of The Barbados Free Press Print Edition
“THE popular and equally controversial Bajan website, Barbados Free Press (BFP) has started a printed version, while another hot topic Bajan blog, Barbados Underground (BU) has also started its own print version”
… from the Friday, September 14, 2007 edition of HEAT (page 4 – top)
The current issue of HEAT Newspaper features an article about the new printed editions of the Barbados Underground and Barbados Free Press blogs. The editor of HEAT interviewed BFP’s Marcus and Cliverton early last week via a thoroughly enjoyable email exchange through a covert server. No doubt that the government already has copies of all emails, for all the good it will do them.
The HEAT article is straight reporting of BU’s and BFP’s first printed edition, and the one thing that really stands out when I read the article is how upset the government must be that they can no longer control what Bajan citizens read and discuss.
The biggest message in the article is this…
To all those who hae been behind these efforts (to stop BFP), the BFP folks had this to say: “There is NOTHING you can do to kill the Barbados Blogging movement”
“Now every citizen is a potential publisher or reader of the Barbados Free Press print edition. The man who fuels his auto, the woman in the mall, the clerk in the grocery store, the guy who tends to his garden, the driver in the next vehicle: each of these folks could have printed out or been given the print edition of the Barbados Free Press.”
“Soon, many thousands who might not have even heard of Barbados Free Press before will be looking forward to each new print edition – handed to them by friends and family – or found on the ZR”
HEAT missed one little point though – that message as quoted is a bit out of context as it was originally directed personally to Prime Minister Owen Arthur and should read…
“The man who fuels Owen Arthur’s auto, the woman in the mall, the clerk in the grocery store, the guy who tends to Owen Arthur’s garden, the driver in the next vehicle: each of these folks could have printed out or been given the print edition of the Barbados Free Press.”
Click on the photo to read the article from THE HEAT.