I’m at the IFRA workshop on citizen media in Kuala Lumpur. I’m live blogging for the Guardian’s media blog about the sessions. I’m helping with the workshops with digital pioneer Steve Yelvington, multimedia guru Robb Montgomery and designer Peter Ong.
As a journalist, I’m very interested in some of the comments by the Malaysian journalists in the audience. They say that the region has historically been under regimes that exert so much control over their people that citizens are reluctant to express themselves. Also, the ruling party in Malaysia is setting up a group of 500 cyber-writers to counter the claims of bloggers. Fascintating stuff. I love finding out what is going on around the world, not just my little part of it.