Part 1 of our new series: Freedom of Speech on the Barbados Blogs
Jeff Cumberbatch of the Barbados Advocate confessed to posting comments (HORRORS!) on two anonymous blogs: Barbados Underground and Barbados Free Press.
(That’s ok, Jeff! We’ve had government ministers posting on BFP – so don’t worry about it. Your secret is safe with us.)
The confession takes place in the latest Barbados Advocate on page 9 of the dead tree version and online at Musings: Free anonymous expression.
Mr. Cumberbatch has some thoughts about defamation and anonymous blogging and even if you don’t agree with everything he says, his article is worthwhile reading to get you in the mood for our new series of articles here at Barbados Free Press titled “Freedom of Speech on the Barbados Blogs.”
Roosevelt O. King touches off an important societal discussion
All of this latest discussion about the limits of anonymous blogging by Mr. Cumberbatch and others takes place in the context of three articles posted on Barbados Free Press about the online revelations of Mr. Roosevelt O. King, the Secretary General of BANGO: the Barbados Association of Non-Governmental Organisations.
BANGO Secretary General Roosevelt O. King
Mr. King posted information on Barbados Underground Blog concerning child prostitutes smuggled into the Caribbean. Barbados Free Press posted three articles about Mr. Roosevelt’s writings, but one of the three BFP articles was removed by WordPress.com for reasons that will come to light during our new series.
Today in our first article, we’d like you to read Mr. Cumberbatch’s thoughts at the Barbados Advocate. In our next article in the series we’re going to look people who blog about Barbados under their own names.
Now here’s the deal, folks… We’re going to copy Mr. Cumberbatch’s entire article here only because the Barbados Advocate destroys their online archives every so often. SO…. we want you to promise that you’ll head over to Barbados Advocate to read the article while it’s still posted there. Got that? Great!
Alright… go to the Barbados Advocate to read Jeff’s article…
Musings: Free anonymous expression.
Only if it’s not there, then you can proceed to read it here at BFP. Ok? The Barbados Advocate deserves the web hits so go read it there if you can, please!
If it’s not there anymore, ok… here it is… Continue reading