Anonymous Blogging Resources

by mag3737

Though anonymous speech demands skepticism, it is extremely important for whistleblowers and people in countries unfriendly to free speech. Anonymous blogging has become a useful tool in these situations, but staying anonymous isn’t as simple as just leaving your real name off of your blog. The following resources lay out some tools and techniques for blogging anonymously:

1. Global Voices Online hosts Ethan Zuckerman’s Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor, a thorough step-by-step guide to using the tools in it’s namesake.

2. At BlogSafer, one can find country-specific anonymous blogging guides (Malaysia, Zimbabwe, etc.) in both wiki and doc format.

3. The EFF has a 2005 article on safe blogging that is still quite good. This offers more in terms of what you should think about when blogging and when you may want to consider anonymity.

4. In 2005, Reporters Without Borders produced the Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents. The link on the official RSF page no longer directs to the handbook, but I was able to find the pdf here. The technical information in the handbook is quite dated, but the personal accounts and directions for good, honorable blogging are worth the read.