The blog bridge-build

The Deutsche Welle 2006 Best of the Blogs is over for another year. Held in Berlin, various winners were awarded to any number of bloggers around the globe – Iranian-expat blogger Hoder explains being a judge – but some key comments emerged in discussion:

Hossein Derakhshan (Iran): “Iranian bloggers show that this generation is more tolerant and open minded than the previous generation.”

Michael Anti (China): “In China blogging has become a sensation. China is the largest blogging nation in the world. Almost all the celebrities (actors, journalists) have own blogs and those are read and commented by the fans. Democracy can be far away but the Chinese people can exercise democracy through blogs.”