The BBC World Service program on weblogging is out, and you can listen to it at The Word‘s site. I think it’ll only be available for a week, so listen now! It’s 27 minutes, and includes interviews with Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian, political blogger who lives in Canada and writes on politics and speaks about the meaning of weblogs in Iranian culture, and Stuart Hughes, a BBC journalist who started blogging while he was in Iraq, just to let his family know he was OK. He wasn’t OK, his leg was blown off by a landmine, which completely changed what he blogging about. My bit’s in there after the interview with these two, about 8:30 minutes into the interview and it goes all the way to around 15 minutes. After that they talk about self-publishing in print – as Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoj did. My voice sounds telephoned. Which, of course it was.

[Update: Stuart has posted an mp3 of the full, unedited version of his and Hossein’s discussion.]

3 thoughts on “BBC story on weblogs

  1. An Iranian

    BBC has been boycotted by me and many Iranians.
    BBC is a british government entity that fully supports the terrorist regime of Iran.

    So I say: Screw BBC

  2. Yass

    Hi,

    I just heard you on the BBC world service (yeah literally just now – on the Radio!). That’s how I found your site, although I had to google for it as the BBC’s description wasn’t very good. Anyway, I thought I’d say hello.

    I was quite impressed when I did find your site. I was also pleased you’ve put in links to the other two interviewees on the program as I was interested in their stories too but the BBC didn’t give any info on their sites (at least not on the radio).

    The program’s look at blogging has inspired me to publish my own fictional work on the net as a blog.

    I’ll let you know when I do publish it (or at least start), in case you’re interested.

    thanks

  3. Editor: Myself (English)

    BBC’s The Word on Blogging
    The edited audio version of The Word’s interview with Stuart Hughes and me is online now for a week. Stuart had previously put the unedited and complete version of it on his own blog. Jill Walker also talks about the fascinating idea of using blogs in …

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