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Ensuring blogosphere's positive potential

Governments must take steps to limit extreme abuses of blogs while letting them be the means by which the masses can be heard.

POWERFUL TOOL: The advent of blogs has reinvigorated possibilities of independent journalism, giving not only journalists but anyone with access to the Internet the capacity to express views and disseminate information.

THE Internet and global interconnectivity, while often taken for granted, has changed the face of social reality. Weblogs, more commonly known as blogs, have emerged and in many ways manifest both extremes of positive and negative potential.

Because blogs have tremendous potential to be