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Blog as a Medium of Freedom of Expression

Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2014, Pages 1–9

 Blog as a Medium of Freedom of Expression

Md Nurus Safa1, Zahedur Rahman Arman2, Tahera Akter3, and Ghose Bishwajit4

1 Central China Normal University, College of Information and Journalism communications, China
2 Department of Mass Communication and journalism, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
3 Department of Information Science and Library management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
4 Institute of Nutrition and food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Original language: English

Received 6 May 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the context of this article, the term 'blog' bears the sense of 'personal news journalism'. Blogging has become global phenomenon and has exploded in popularity to the point where are now more than 20 million blogs being tracked around the world. They have risen in prominence as well as in numbers, with some leading blogs challenging the established order of the mainstream press. Indeed, at times the mainstream media has been put in the unusual position of reacting to news that bloggers generate. Blogs have become a communicative alternative for society. As blogs have become a fixture in today's media environment, growing in number and influence in political communication and (mass) media discourse, research on the subject has proliferated, often emphasizing the high-profile conflicts and controversies at the intersection of blogging and journalism. The growing influence of blogs on users has sparked a controversy regarding the role of journalism in the new media landscape. Many observers, particularly journalists working in the mainstream media, have argued for a marked distinction between blogging and journalism, linking the former to freewheeling opinion and the latter to verifiable information.

Author Keywords: Blog, social media, journalism, social networking, freedom, civil right.

How to Cite this Article

Md Nurus Safa, Zahedur Rahman Arman, Tahera Akter, and Ghose Bishwajit, “Blog as a Medium of Freedom of Expression,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1–9, June 2014.