Thursday, January 04, 2007

Bloggers Fear Somali Insurgency

As the conflict in Somalia intensifies and the situation worsens, the world media promptly seeks out for the uncensored reactions of the people of The Horn in the Diaspora. And in today’s world what better way to do this than in the blogging world. Just like in Baghdad, the media has now turned its face to the bloggers to assess the emotional impact the war in their native country has on them.

This latest article below comes from the BBC.

"Members of the international blogging community have given their reaction to the role of Ethiopian troops in Somalia where Islamic militias have been defeated.

"'The air raids have begun, the air raids have begun. Ethiopia has entered Somalia.' My mother kept repeating the words hardly able to believe it herself... Words I never thought I'd hear. Words that made my heart race and my blood boil. I cannot think straight."

That was the scene in the Canadian-Somali household of blogger Muslimah as Ethiopian and Somali government troops launched a devastating assault on Islamist forces in Somalia, pushing them out of stronghold after stronghold by sheer force of arms...

Read more here

I urge you, my fellow bloggers, to update you blogs regularly. Having a blog is easy but maintaining it requires some commitment – and that is what we need from you, that little extra commitment. With regards to matters concerning Somalis, the first place people will look at is the Internet and in particular the Blogosphere. Citizen journalism has taken off a long time ago, do your part!


DEE NOOH said...

Haayaaay!! if BBC Moniteraring is reading your Blogg is means MI5 and MI6 are onto it too. step of of line and ..... u know the rest anywho.


but on serious note am sure u all know what u write on the net is monitred right

TheAdvocates said...

Shafi, right, we should update our blogs. But doing that hasn't been easy lately. Too many emotions and indignity has made such efforts difficult.

Will try the best.

Shafi Said said...

Dee, is ilaali, is ilaali. Honestly, they can monitor anything they want - They will find nothing but personal thoughts and ramblings on many issues which are worthless to them. besides we haven't crossed boundaries - yet

Advocate, i understand where your coming from walle.

muslimah said...

asalamu alaikum

wow! I had no idea!Seems all of a sudden everyone wants to know what we think and feel. wonder how long that'll last!

Anonymous said...

tell me, whats there to read? way iga yabiyey adunkani walee