I was sent a nice e-mail by the people at the Amnesty International telling me about their irrepressible.info website and also some videos they have made. I know I was not the only person to be sent the e-mail, but I am not going to let that affect me.
In summary irrepressible.info is all about standing up for the rights of bloggers in places like Egypt and China where you can be imprisoned for blogging the wrong thing. In fact I read in the newspaper today about one blogger being jailed. As someone who has been known to blog the wrong thing this is an issue I take an interest in.
In my old life as a youthworker I used to organise Amnesty breakfasts for young people where we would write letters to campaign on behalf of those
improisoned (typo – but I thought I’d leave it) imprisoned for their beliefs in different parts of the world. We’d also have a cooked breakfast consisting of egg, bacon, sausage, toast and sometimes baked beans. I can’t remember whether we had mushrooms. I think perhaps that sometimes we did and sometimes we didn’t.
Anyway, it is a good campaign to support I think. There is a pledge you can sign or you can ask to have infomation sent to you so you can blog about it and various things like that.
Sorry that I have done 3d lettering instead of a cartoon. On some days I do not have the wherewithall to do a cartoon, whereas the wherewithall to do 3d lettering is more freely available.