As the post-attacks’ situation in France merges into the rise of the extreme right Front National party, I wonder if we residents of France, who care about freedom of speech should now reach out and ask for help?
It would have sounded loony just two years ago. In the heyday of blogging, when social media were the first choice, often the only media for social activism, the Bobs Awards jury and staff tried to advocate for and protect bloggers far away, who risked much more than a fine for pirating a movie. Remember? A lost paradise of ‘first world’ safe countries, lending a hand to the rest of the world. The tables have been turned. Now, ‘first world’ countries are also in need of help.